Hostage situation unfolding in Dutch town

The local authorities have ordered an evacuation of part of the town of Ede in the Netherlands

Several people have reportedly been taken hostage by an unknown individual at a cafe in the Dutch town of Ede, according to local media and authorities.
Local police confirmed on Saturday that there is “a hostage situation involving several people is underway in a building in the center” of the town, which is located some 80km east from Amsterdam. The daily newspaper Algemeen Dagblad described the suspect as a “confused man” who is holding up visitors in a bar.
Officials also said that an evacuation of approximately 150 homes in the area is now underway. The police also issued an advisory telling residents “to stay away from the center of Ede.” “Stay inside and don’t come and watch,” the agency said, stressing that “at this time, there is no indication of a terrorist motive.