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Dutch Police Arrest Suspect in Stabbing of three Teenagers in The Hague

Dutch Police Arrest Suspect in Stabbing of 3 Teens in The Hague


(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — Dutch police arrested a 35-year-old homeless man Saturday on suspicion of stabbing three teenagers on a road in The Hague that was crowded with Black Friday customers.

The person, whose id wasn’t launched, was detained in The Hague early Saturday night and brought to a police station for questioning, police spokeswoman Marije Kuiper mentioned.

The victims, two 15-year-old women and a 13-year-old boy, had been handled in a hospital and launched late Friday. Police mentioned in an announcement that they didn’t know each other.

The victims have spoken to detectives.

Earlier, police mentioned they had been “utilizing all our out there means — seen and unseen — to search out the suspect on this stabbing as quickly as potential” and appealed for witnesses.

That included learning video footage from the world, the place many surveillance cameras are situated.

The assault within the Netherlands got here hours after a person sporting a pretend explosive vest stabbed a number of folks in London, killing two, earlier than he was fatally shot by officers. Police are treating it as a terrorist assault.

Dutch police say the motive for the stabbing in The Hague stays unknown. “We’re conserving all eventualities open,” their assertion mentioned.

The stabbing occurred round 7:45 p.m. in an space teeming with customers and near the town’s hottest nightlife facilities.

Police cordoned off the world till deep into the evening as forensics specialists combed the road for clues.

The road was opened once more Saturday.