Dutch Police Arrest Man Who Locked Himself in Train Bathroom

Dutch police arrested an unidentified young man who locked himself in the bathroom of a high-speed Thalys train bound for Paris in an incident that prompted the evacuation of the train and part of Rotterdam’s central station.

The arrest went smoothly and the suspect was transferred to a hospital because he was hyperventilating, Rotterdam police said on their website and in Twitter posts. No suspicious items were found on the suspect or in his backpack.

The incident follows a failed terrorist attack on an Amsterdam-to-Paris Thalys train on Aug. 21, when passengers overpowered a 25-year-old armed Moroccan man.

Train traffic is resuming gradually, while delays because of the incident are still possible, operator Thalys International Scrl said on its website.

Dutch broadcaster NOS cited an unidentified police spokesman as saying the suspect has been brought to a police station for questioning, which is proceeding slowly due to possible language differences. Rotterdam police phone lines were busy when Bloomberg News called seeking comment.

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