Pole among suspects in attack on Dutch journalist

A 35-year-old Polish man is among the suspects in the case of the shooting of Dutch criminal journalist Peter R. Vries, Amsterdam police have told PAP.

Vries was shot on Tuesday in Amsterdam shortly after leaving the RTL4 television studio, where he was taking part in the Boulevard programme.

An Amsterdam police press officer told PAP that one of the attempted murder suspects is a 35-year-old Polish man living in the town of Maurik in the central Netherlands, but declined to give further details.

The attacker fired several shots at the journalist from close range. An ambulance arrived two minutes later and took the injured man to hospital.

On Tuesday night, police announced that a suspect had been detained along with two accomplices who had been caught on a highway outside the city.