Dutch police arrest 35-year-old suspect in Hague stabbings


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  • Saturday, 30 Nov 2019

Forensics officers work near the site of a stabbing on a shopping street in The Hague, Netherlands November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police on Saturday said they had arrested a 35-year-old man suspected of stabbing three youths on a street in the centre of The Hague late on Friday.

Police said the suspect, described as having no fixed address, had been brought to a police station for questioning.

The three people injured, two 15-year-old girls and a 13-year-old boy were all discharged from hospital late on Friday.

National broadcaster NOS quoted two eyewitnesses as saying the girls had run screaming from the street into a nearby store. One said an "athletic" man fled the scene, jumping easily over obstacles.

The area was cordoned off for hours as first aid workers helped victims and police combed the area for clues.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Frances Kerry and Christina Fincher)

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