Two Irish men arrested in Amsterdam

Police were approached by a man who said he was threatened with a gun

Two Irish men arrested in Amsterdam

Image: Dutch Police

Two Irish men have been arrested in the Netherlands.

The incident happened in central Amsterdam, at Rembrandt Square, at around 8.45pm local time last night.

A man approached police saying he had been threatened with a handgun.

Local police arrested a man in a bar.

Three other people were later arrested in connection with the incident. Three guns were also discovered.

Two of the men arrested are 29 years of age, with the others aged 23 and 37.

According to Dutch police, two Irish men were among those arrested. The two other suspects are from Britain.

Reports suggest one of the Irish men could be linked with the Kinahan cartel.

The men are currently being held and are due to appear in court.