The driver of a van that plowed into 4 people, killing one and critically injuring three at a Dutch music festival has been apprehended but no identifying information, other than his being a 34-year-old man from Heerlen, has been released, pending investigation.
AFP (h/t BP) A van slammed into pedestrians near a Dutch campsite at a huge music festival early Monday, killing one person and seriously injuring three others just hours after headline act Bruno Mars wowed tens of thousands of fans.
A 34-year-old man from Heerlen was arrested in Amsterdam, police told reporters, adding the white van had also been found.
The four people were hit around 4:00 am (0200 GMT) Monday by the van which then fled the scene, only hours after the end of the three-day Pinkpop Festival in the southern town of Landgraaf, near the German border.
“We are looking at all possible motives,” said public prosecutor, Daniele Weymar, adding that they were also investigating whether the incident was an attack, but stressing it was only “one of the scenarios” being looked at.
The dead man was identified as a 35-year-old from the southeastern town of Heerlen, close to the festival site. Two men, one aged 30 and another 26, and a 23-year-old woman, remain “very critically ill” in hospital, police said.