Associated Press – Newspaper Report: Car Bombing May Be Case Of Mistaken Identity + Los Angeles Times – Attack on Artist May Have Been Mistake

Newspaper Report: Car Bombing May Be Case Of Mistaken Identity

Amsterdam, Netherlands (AP) – A car bomb explosion that blew off the legs of a prominent Dutch artist may have been a case of mistaken identity, a national newspaper reported Friday.

Dutch Television reported Friday night that an arrest had been made in the case, but no further details were immediately available.

Rob Scholte, one of the country’s most successful contemporary artists, was seriously injured when a hand grenade exploded in his car shortly after he started it Thursday.

He was listed in stable condition at the city’s Free University Hospital.

The Rotterdam daily NRC Handelsblad said the car bomb was likely meant for an Amsterdam lawyer who had recently received several death threats.

The NRC, the nation’s newspaper of record, did not cite its sources.

The lawyer’s car is generally parked in the same neighborhood where Scholte lives, known as the Jordaan. Scholte and the lawyer drive the same make, model and color car, both blue BMW 5 Series.

The two cars share the same first letter on their license plates.

The lawyer is scheduled to appear in court in December on suspicion of forgery, the newspaper said.

Police have refused comment on the possible motive for the car bombing, but have said Scholte was not necessarily the target of the attack.

The blast occurred Thursday morning shortly after Scholte and his wife, Micky Hoogendijk, had driven away from a parking space.

Hoogendijk sustained only minor injuries.

Scholte has also lived and worked in Brussels and New York.

Associated Press, November 25, 1994

https://apnews.com/81c4f602d6fa6f25e464b3efd41a09ce

Attack on Artist May Have Been Mistake

Amsterdam – A car bomb explosion that blew off the legs of a prominent Dutch artist may have been a case of mistaken identity, a national newspaper reported Friday.

Dutch Television reported Friday night that an arrest had been made in the case, but no further details were immediately available.

Rob Scholte, one of the country’s most successful contemporary artists, was seriously injured when a hand grenade exploded in his car shortly after he started it Thursday. He was listed in stable condition at the city’s Free University Hospital.

The Rotterdam daily NRC Handelsblad said the car bomb was likely meant for an Amsterdam lawyer who had recently received several death threats. The NRC, the nation’s newspaper of record, did not cite its sources.

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 26, 1994, 12 AM

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-11-26-mn-1552-story.html

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