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30 Nov, 2019 17:08

The Hague stabbing suspect arrested, motive still unclear

The Hague stabbing suspect arrested, motive still unclear

Police in the Dutch city of The Hague have arrested a 35-year-old homeless man, suspected of stabbing three minors on a busy shopping street in the city. He has been taken to a police station for questioning.

Police announced the arrest on Saturday evening. The man, reportedly of Middle Eastern or North African descent allegedly stabbed three minors in a department store during the Black Friday sales rush.

The suspect escaped following the attack, triggering a citywide police manhunt. 

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The attacker’s motives remain unclear. Police have not yet ruled out terrorism, but media reports suggest that “there is no indication” of an extremist link.

The attack took place just hours after a convicted terrorist on parole stabbed five people near London Bridge, killing two. The attacker was subdued by passers-by and shot dead by police at the scene.

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