The shooting on April 12 was not initially widely reported but after the clip surfaced online yesterday (April 20), it quickly spread on social media.

Thousands of viewers have been sharing the video amid rising terror fears in the Netherlands.

In it, the man is heard crying out “Allahu Akbar” – Arabic for God is great – after being shot in the leg by Dutch officers.

The police first fired a warning shot into the air but seconds later hit the man in the leg – leaving him crying out in agony.