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(Article in Dutch consists of only: “An armed man has invaded tonight NOS studio. He was overpowered by police.Check out the images of his arrest.” by google Translate)
Thank you Don L.,
M sends this video. It appears that our gunman is named Tariq Zahzah
(Exactly what do security guards in The Netherlands do?)
M sent us an image of the note handed to the security guard and a translation:
‘When you read this, dont panic. dont yell and dont warn your colleages. Act like there is nothing happening. I am heavyly armed. when you just collaborate neatly, then nothing will happen to you. Realise that i am not alone. There are 5 more plus 98 hackers that stand ready for a cyberattack. Also there are eight heavy explosives placed that contain radioactive material. If you dont bring me to studio 8 to make a broadcast then we are forced to take action. You dont want that on your conscious right? So lead me now to studio 8, the NOS studio.’
‘We are being taken hostage by heavily armed men. (arrow in studio 8 media park Hilversum) There are more of them in the rest of the country and they have 98 hackers standing ready for a cyberattack. There also have been placed 8 heavy explosives containing radioactive material. They want to do a live broadcast to tell their story. If the live broadcast is disturbed by any means, they will go to action. From the outside they watch if the live broadcast can be watched throughout the Netherlands. Their conditions are among others: 1. This building wont be stormed. 2. The live broadcast wont be slowed down, not a single second and not edited. 3. To be clear there would be no information beam and no subtitles added to the love broadcast. If the conditions are respected we will be released. I will repeat it again (REPEAT)
from this page :
THIS APPEARS TO BE A TRANSLATION OF THE FIRST VIDEO:
[TRANSLATION of the first video] (any feedback is appreciated)
Man in view: I think it’s cool, that uuhhh, that you are calm, that’s cool.
Man out of view: I am just as nervous as you are. I also would like to go home.
Man in view: Yes, I understand.
Man out of view: I am not going to block you…
Man in view: Yes, I understand.
Man out of view: …with the risk… yes?
Man in view: yes.
Man out of view: I am happy that you also want me to go home. We have to take care that … that you… you have done this with a reason.
Man in view: Ofcourse, yes. I hope that you uuhh… Would you like to sit over there in a moment when I have to begin? I promise you that nothing will happen but, if I sit here on my own then I can (unclear what he says here) because they are probably outside already. In case they put me… The things that are going to be said… are very large world things. We are hired by intelligence agencies and that is why we have seen things that the current society doubts. Those thing we are going to publish right now. That’s why I said, we are not evil people. We do it for the normal citizen. That is why it is possible that people from above (higher ranks, policians I guess) say, just kill him nobody needs to hear that. If I sit here on my own, then there is a chance that they just think “Let’s storm the place and shoot him…” We riddle him with bullets.
Man out of view: Yes. I don’t know… I assume that the director uhh… I do hope that you let me even if I am sitting there.
Man in view: I promise that… We can shake our hands.
Man out of view: That you take me with you, understand?
Man in view: I would like it, that you stay here. Then the chance stays small if they undertake any action.
Man out of view: Ok like that.
Man in view: Furtheron, when I finish my speech. I will let you go.
Man out of view: Ok, when your speech is finished. Then you go outside with me, I guess?
Man in view: I will let you… I will let myself be arrested.
Man out of view: Yes ok but…? Man in view: Then I let you go outside.
Man out of view: Ok, Man in view: You can just go outside. But this is taking too long.
Man out of view (to someone else): Can you here me!? You do have a live microphone.
Man in view: Yes but, is there no contact with uhh… (silence) This is taking too long.
Man out of view: Director!? You have heard it, just like me, that the microphone is working. Man in view: Yes the microphone is working, but I have to know that we are on live television. I also don’t hear anything from uhh… (silence and sigh)
Man out of view: Ok, you… they… you can only hear them?
Man in view: Yes.
Man out of view: They can’t hear you?.
Man in view: Yes.
Man out of view: Understand, you are standing here now. With a microphone and a camera. You are on screen, that is also the image that goes outside. Man in view: How do I know that this is on the TV?
Man out of view: Exactly, that is what you need to hear from the other people. They can tell you that…
Man in view: I just hear that the microphone works… Oh, there is the police. They are going to…
Man out of view: I hope so. (He is sympathising with the man) Can I go outside?
Man in view: In a moment yes, when the speech is finished. (silence) Stay… What are you doing!?!
Police: POLICE, drop the weapon!!! DROP IT DROP IT!!! Man in view: I dropped it, I dropped it.
Police: ON YOUR KNEES, ON YOUR KNEES!!! NOW NOW!!! Take it easy. Ease ease. On your stomach spread your arms. Any suspicious move, and we will shoot!!! You understand!!!
Man now on the floor: (sad tone) Yes…
Police: Contact emergency room that the situation is under control, suspect has been arrested. Other police officer: the situation is under control, suspect has been arrested.