This is the terrifying moment a man fires a bow in a daring attempt to scare the police during an intense standoff.
This happened on Friday, September 17, when police responded to a stabbing in Almelo (the Netherlands).
The video of the suspect holding the mechanical device on his third-floor balcony and then firing at the ground has been circulated online.
Officers remain at a safe distance as he shouts and raises his crossbow high in the air.
He then runs back to the flat where officers later arrested.
Dutch police, confirmed two people had died and a third was injured
Earlier on Friday morning, the police tweeted a situation was ongoing involving armed officers in the town of Almelo and warned the public not to come near.
They said: “The situation there is not safe at the moment. So do not come to the location.
“At the stabbing incident at the Mth Steynstraat in #Almelo two people died.
“A third victim was also injured. One suspect was arrested and is being treated for injuries.
“The further police investigation is ongoing.”
A “GRIP-3” emergency was also declared, which allows the emergency services to work more closely together to respond to the incident and indicates there was a threat to the general population.
The police released an updated press release confirming that the suspect was a 28-year old man who has been trained in several martial arts.
The suspect was finally arrested and taken to the hospital.
In the apartment where he resides, two bodies were discovered. Investigations into the identities of the victims are still ongoing.
Almelo is home to approximately 73,000 people, and is situated 150 kilometers (95 mi) east of Amsterdam. It’s close to Germany’s border with the Netherlands.
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