In a tweet, the Amsterdam police added it didn’t want to elaborate for now on the situation in and around the store.
There is an ongoing hostage situation at the Apple Store at Leidseplein at the moment. To ensure the safety of all… https://t.co/czXPKSPPEh
— Politie Eenheid Amsterdam (@POL_Amsterdam) 1645556322000
Police cleared the square and asked neighbors to remain inside and not come outside to watch.
The Apple store is located at one end of the upscale Leidseplein, a square at the south side of Amsterdam’s centre.
Images circulating on social media show a man in camouflage pants and a black hoodie brandishing what looks like a gun holding another man hostage inside the Apple store.