Rocket Launcher Fired At Playboy's Amsterdam Offices

The president of a biker gang has been arrested following a reported attack on the Playboy headquarters in Amsterdam last night involving a rocket launcher.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud bang at around 11pm near the Sloterdijk train station in the Dutch capital.

As police arrived to investigate, they found that a rocket launcher had been left at the scene.

Credit: Amsterdam Police Department
Credit: Amsterdam Police Department

The device, which was described as an 'anti-tank weapon' by forensics experts, appeared to have been fired at the building, shattering windows and causing a small amount of damage to the exterior.

Police reports suggest that the wiring of the CCTV had been cut by the attacker prior to him opening fire.

Local police have now arrested a man in connection with the incident, confirming that he is the president of the Woerden chapter of a biker gang known as Caloh Wagoh MC Main Triad.

Credit: CEN
Credit: CEN

The office building is home to Playboy but also to national news weeklies like Panorama and Nieuwe Revu, which are part of the Pijper Media publishing house.

Editor-in-chief Jonathan Ursen of Nieuwe Revu confirmed the attack, saying: "The office in which Pijper Media is located was indeed shot yesterday late in the evening.

"The damage inside is relatively light, we are all back to work."

Investigations are underway as police try to determine which company was the target of the attack and what the motive behind it was.

Ursen said he has no clue why someone would target the media building, adding: "I don't know anything more besides the stuff which I read in the media."

A police spokesperson said: "The man arrested by a squad team this morning, in his house at 6.00am as a result of a shooting incident, is a 41-year-old resident of Woerden. He is the president of Chapter Silencio, branche Woerden, of the Caloh Wagoh MC Main Triad.

"The suspect is in fully limited confinement and for that reason the police can not give any further information."

The news comes as Hugh Hefner's son Cooper begins the task of trying to reinvent his father's magazine, keeping it alive and making it relevant to a new generation.

The 91-year-old passed away in October last year, leaving behind his 31-year-old wife, Crystal Harris.

"I felt how much he loved me," she said at the time. "I loved him so much. I am so grateful. He gave me life. He gave me direction. He taught me kindness. I will feel eternally grateful to have been by his side, holding his hand, and telling him how much I love him.

"He changed my life, he saved my life. He made me feel loved every single day. He was a beacon to the world, a force unlike anything else. There never has and never will be another Hugh M. Hefner."

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Paddy Maddison

Paddy Maddison is a freelance journalist and frequent contributor to LADbible. He specialises in men's lifestyle, music and news, which has seen him work with publications including ShortList, FashionBeans, Menswear Style and many industry-leading brands. Contact him at [email protected]

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