Dutch police: 3 people wounded in Hague stabbing




  • In US
  • 2019-11-29 19:40:42Z
  • By Associated Press
Dutch police: 3 people wounded in Hague stabbing
Dutch police: 3 people wounded in Hague stabbing  

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - An assailant stabbed three people Friday night in a busy shopping district in the Netherlands, and police were searching for the suspect, authorities said.

The attack came just hours after a man wearing a fake explosive vest stabbed several people in London, killing two, before he was tackled by members of the public and then fatally shot by officers. Police treated it as a terrorist attack.

A Dutch police spokeswoman said it was still too early to say whether a terror motive was to blame for the attack in The Hague.

It was unclear whether any of the wounds were life-threatening, Marije Kuiper said.

The stabbing happened about 7:45 p.m., when a man attacked several people on the street. Authorities offered no immediate motive.

"We are keeping every scenario open," Kuiper said.

The stabbing happened in an area teeming with holiday shoppers. Supermarket chains and luxury shops were lit up with early Christmas decorations.

Police sealed off a wide perimeter behind which onlookers were kept at bay.

The Netherlands was shocked by a similar stabbing in Amsterdam a year ago, when two Americans were wounded in a knife attack that prosecutors say had a "terrorist motive."

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