A man has been arrested in the Netherlands central broadcasting sector of Hilversum after taking a woman hostage in a car park.
Police spokesperson Helen de Heer said the pair “had a fight in a parking lot outside the building.”
She said the man had threatened the woman with a knife and then forced her inside the building.
The woman was reportedly an employee at NPO 3FM – a Dutch pop/rock music station.
Police spoke with the man through a negotiator and he was arrested shortly after 8am.
The woman has since been treated by paramedics.
The incident began just before 7am.
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The Hilversum campus houses one arm of the Dutch national broadcaster, NPO alongside a range of other networks including the main commercial broadcaster, NOS.
Police surrounded the building and staff inside were unharmed.
The incident came just a day after one of 3FM’s most popular presenters announced he was leaving the station.