Prosecutors said on Thursday that Dutch police prevented the attack on the coronavirus vaccination center in Den Helder and arrested a 37-year-old man suspected of planning a terrorist attack.
The man allegedly planned to place an explosive device in the vaccination center to disrupt vaccination.
The prosecutor said, but in time, an attack on a Dutch coastal town in the northern part of the country was prevented.
The suspect was detained on March 18, but the prosecutor only released details of the case on Thursday.
The prosecutor’s office said in a statement that it considers the case to be a terrorist act: “The suspect’s activities are designed to bring great fear to the public and destroy the country’s economic and social structure.
The judge extended the pretrial detention for three months. Due to possible accomplices, the investigation continues.
In the Netherlands, there were several riots and protests against the coronavirus quarantine in January, as well as attacks on testing centers.