Dutch prosecutors said on April 8 local time that Dutch prosecutors said that the country’s police arrested a 37-year-old man in March on suspicion of attacking a coronavirus vaccination site.
The man was arrested on March 18 on suspicion of attacking a vaccination center in the northwestern Dutch city of Den Helder, according to the Associated Press on March 18.
Dutch prosecutors said that the man was suspected of planning to detonate the so-called “pyrotechnic bomb” at the vaccination center and planned a “terrorist attack”.
In a statement, Dutch prosecutors wrote that the suspect “tryed to undermine a vital government procedure, that is, a nationwide vaccination program, in an extremely violent way.”
The Netherlands has been imposing a strict lockdown to curb the growth of the epidemic in the country due to the high number of coronavirus infections.
Some Dutch people protested against the epidemic lockdown measures in several cities in the country, during which protesters robbed shops, set fire and clashed violently with the police, after many attacks on coronavirus testing sites in the Netherlands.
In January this year, attackers set fire to a coronavirus detection site in a fishing village in the Netherlands. In early March, Dutch police said that the windows of a coronavirus testing site were broken by an explosion caused by “homemade devices”.
According to real-time statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, on the 8th, there were more than 1.34 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Netherlands and more than 16,000 cumulative deaths.