View Full Version : Attempted attack on Dutch royal family leaves 5 dead

04-30-2009, 08:37 PM
Five people were killed Thursday after a man tried to attack the Dutch royal family during a Queen's Day celebration by crashing his car near the royal family's bus, Dutch police said.

Authorities are not releasing the name of the man, but said they have charged him with with trying to attack the royal family.

Twelve people were injured in the incident in the Dutch town of Apeldoorn, about 45 miles east of Amsterdam, police spokeswoman Esther Naber told CNN.


05-01-2009, 08:48 AM
Very sad and tragic event..i guess we will never know the mind of a person who attempts an act like that.From your experience and knowledge Hans...are incidents like this isolated and rare over in that Country??

05-01-2009, 10:03 AM
very rare, the royal family is much loved.

05-01-2009, 01:17 PM
Rare, but not uncommon. Someome tried to smash into the Belgian King's car about 15 years ago.
Road rage however is very common in Europe.