Hague stabbing suspect, man aged 35 over a stabbing attack


Hague stabbing suspect, man aged 35 over a stabbing attack.

Police in the Dutch city of The Hague have arrested a man aged 35 over a stabbing attack on a shopping street on Friday, in which three teenagers were injured.

The suspect, who has no fixed abode, will be transferred to a police station for questioning, local police said.

Those hurt, two girls aged 15 and a boy of 13, did not know each other, and no motive has been reported.

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Al three were released from hospital following treatment.

Police said earlier that they were investigating “several scenarios” and that it was “too early to speculate” about a possible terror motive.

The attack in The Hague came hours after a stabbing in London in which two people were killed and three injured before police shot dead the suspect.

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British police say the London attack was a terrorist incident.

What happened in The Hague?
An attacker struck at 19:45 (18:45 GMT) at the Hudson’s Bay store in the city’s Grote Marktstraat, or main market square.

Dozens of Black Friday shoppers could be seen running from the scene.

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“On a night when a lot of people do their shopping in one of our busiest shopping streets, something so terrible happens,” Deputy Mayor Boudewijn Revis told de Volkskrant newspaper.

The injured are described as a 13-year-old boy from The Hague, a 15-year-old girl from Alphen aan den Rijn, and another 15-year-old girl from Leiderdorp.


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