Rotterdam incident: Rock concert 'evacuated by police' over terror concerns

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A concert featuring American rock band Allah-Las has reportedly been cancelled by police amid concerns over a terror threat.

The Californian band were due to play in Rotterdam on Wednesday night but armed police descended on the venue.

Images have emerged on social media showing officers wearing bullet proof vests and a number of emergency services vehicles at the scene.

Concert organiser Rotown said on Twitter that the gig at the 1,000-capacity Maassilo venue in the Dutch city was cancelled on orders of police.

It posted: “In response to the police, we are forced to cancel the concert of Allah-Las in the Maassilo tonight.

“It’s a terror threat, the Maassilo is currently being evacuated.”

Doors were due to open at 7.30pm local time.

The band added in a statement: “In response to the police, we are forced to cancel the concert of Allah-Las tonight in the Maassilo.

“It does not make sense to come to the Maassilo.

“Sorry for the inconvenience, more information follows.”

Police in Rotterdam have not confirmed the terror threat, but said they would issue a statement.

The four-piece band from Los Angeles are currently on a European tour.

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