Rotterdam concert evacuated after Spanish-plated van packed with ‘gas cannisters’ found nearby

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ROTTERDAM MAYOR: Said a small van with Spanish registration plates and ‘gas bottles’ inside was found near the venue


A TERROR warning from Spanish police has led to the cancellation of a rock concert in Rotterdam tonight according to the city’s mayor.

The mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb said a small van with Spanish registration plates and ‘gas bottles’ inside was found near the venue  and the driver was arrested and is being questioned.

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He added that it wasn’t clear whether the terror threat at the rock concert and the van were connected.

The American rock band Allah-Las  band were due to play tonight at the Maassilo concert venue, a former grain silo.


But the venue has released a statement saying they had been advised by the authorities to cancel the show and the venue has been evacuated. 

A statement released by the Rotown said: “On the advice of police, we have been forced to cancel the concert of Allah-Las at the venue.

“There’s no point coming. Sorry for the inconvenience.”


An update added: “This is a terrorist threat and the venue is being evacuated.




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