Police shoot suspected attacker at The Hague after 3 injured in stabbings (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Police shoot suspected attacker at The Hague after 3 injured in stabbings (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Three people have been stabbed in western Dutch city of The Hague, according to local authorities. The suspect, who was described as being in a “confused” state, was arrested after being shot in the leg by police at the scene.

The incident happened at the Johanna Westerdijkplein in the center of the city at around 3.30pm local time. Police issued a statement on Twitter confirming the suspect had been known to them.

Shocking footage from the scene, shared by local broadcaster Omroep West, shows police firing shots at the suspect and him collapsing. Several gunshots can be heard amid shouting as police deal with the incident.

WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO

The area has been sealed off and the wounded have been taken to hospital. The extent of victims’ injuries is not yet known, according to local reports.

One witness told De Telegraaf that the attacker entered a cafe and struck the first victim before attacking two others outside the premises.

 

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