The Public Prosecution Service has released the 23-year-old man from Hoogeveen, who was suspected of attempted murder after he hit a police car with a tractor on the A37 on Wednesday evening. The officer has not been able to determine that it is an attempted murder and the suspicion against the man has been lowered.
The Public Prosecution Service suspects the man for the time being of threat and of causing danger on the road, the Public Prosecution Service North Netherlands reports. Twitter† “The man will not be brought before these facts. That means that he has been sent away. He remains a suspect and the investigation continues.”
On Wednesday evening, the highway around the Holsloot interchange in Drenthe was blocked with tractors in protest against the cabinet’s nitrogen policy. The highway was closed in both directions for some time. About two hundred sympathizers turned out for the action, according to the police.
According to the police, a “threatening situation” had arisen and after that the tractor would have run into the police car. The officers in the car reported attempted murder.
In recent days, farmers have taken various actions against the nitrogen plans. For example, farmers drove tractors on highways several times, they visited provincial houses and at the house of Minister Christianne van der Wal (Nature and Nitrogen), activists broke through a police deposition. Things also went wrong in the area of Kootwijkerbroek and Stroe, where police vans were harassed and officers were cornered.
1/3 At the end of the afternoon, the Public Prosecution Service decided to release the 23-year-old man from Hoogeveen who was arrested on suspicion of attempted manslaughter. He would have run into a police car with a tractor on June 29 at a blockade of the A37 at the Holsloot junction.