Bomb threat causes evacuation of Veldhoven supermarket

Supermarket Jumbo, located in Veldhoven’s city centre, was rapidly evacuated Saturday evening. This evacuation was caused by what later turned out to be a fake bomb threat.

The incident happened around 19.45 hours. Staff and customers had to leave the supermarket in a hurry. They were allowed back into the shop around 20.30; once police ensured the bomb threat was a hoax.

Shopping and belongings

Eindhovens Dagblad reported shop assistants remained calm throughout the incident. There were about ten customers inside, when the supermarket had to be rapidly evacuated.

Customers were assisted in leaving the supermarket as fast as possible. Some customers left behind shopping. One of the customers told a reporter personal belongings were also accidentally left behind.

Police later stated “Jumbo along Pleintjes in Veldhoven was briefly evacuated around 19.45 hours because of a bomb threat. Staff and clients had to wait outside. After investigation, the threat turned out to be a hoax. Supermarket was allowed to open again around 20.30 hours.”

Man arrested for hoax

Police investigated the threat of a bomb being inside the supermarket. They later stated a man had been arrested.

The suspect is 49 years old and comes from Veldhoven. He was arrested the same night. Police were still questioning the man Sunday. The police investigation also continuous.

Source: Studio 040

Translator: Kate

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