Rotterdam incident: Police stop van containing gas cylinders as rock concert cancelled over ‘terror threat’

Police in the Netherlands say they have stopped a van with Spanish number plates containing a number of gas bottles, as a terror alert in Rotterdam triggered the cancellation of a concert by an American rock band.

The band, Allah-Las, was due to play on Wednesday evening at the Maassilo venue.

Concert organiser Rotown released a statement saying they had been advised by the authorities to cancel the show after the van, parked near the venue, was discovered by police.