- The Washington Times - Friday, March 13, 2009

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Dutch police say the threat of a terror attack in Amsterdam has receded following the arrest of seven people suspected of plotting to detonate explosives in busy stores.

Police are still questioning six men and a woman who were arrested Thursday following an anonymous tip from an unregistered cell phone in Belgium.

Police say the shops believed to be the targets, including a large Ikea store, have been allowed to reopen.

They say one of the suspects is a relative of one of the 2004 Madrid bombing suspects, who committed suicide a few weeks later as police closed in.

A police statement Friday said searches and interrogations provided no information that there is still “a serious threat.”

The suspects’ names have not been released.



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