The General Intelligence and Security Service  (AIVD) tipped off the State unit after receiving information that the men intended to carry out a jihadist attack. "They wanted to make use of explosives and obtain training," reports the Public Prosecutor.

 Subsequently, the police deployed infiltrators. "They were indispensable for gaining insight into the suspects and their plans for carrying out an attack," said the Public Prosecutor. One of the men was arrested in his home, the other on the street in The Hague.
The men have been interrogated, and will be brought before the examining magistrate on Thursday. This will determine the extension of their custody.