Police operation in Almelo, the Netherlands: two dead, two injured
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According to the police, two people were killed and two others injured in an act of violence in Almelo, the Netherlands.
A man is said to have shot with a crossbow and was arrested, the police said on Twitter.
He is one of the two injured.
What exactly happened in the city in the east of the country near the German border is still largely unclear.
The investigation continues.
On Friday morning, the police first received a report about a knife stabbing.
The officers moved out.
According to police, two dead and one injured were found in a residential building.
Witnesses said that a shirtless man with a crossbow was standing on the building's balcony.
The man with the gun can be seen on video.
Then you hear a shot.
Shortly afterwards, the man appears to be shooting an arrow.
Reporters reported that at least one arrow was fired.
The man with the crossbow was eventually arrested by the police.
He may have been injured when he was arrested.
The police said that officers shot.
The neighborhood had been cordoned off.
The police had asked residents to stay in their homes.
It was only hours later that the all-clear was given.
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