The Netherlands Police have announced that all the hostages kidnapped this morning in a cafeteria in the town of Ede, Gelderland province, in the east of the country, have been released and that a suspect has been arrested.

“The last hostage has just been released. One person has been arrested,” the Gelderland Police announced on their X social network account where, hours before, they had ruled out the situation as a terrorism incident.

As a precautionary measure, the Police have decided to evacuate 150 residents from the buildings near the Petticoat cafeteria, where the incident occurred.