Three people are wounded in stabbing on shopping street in The Hague

Three people are wounded in stabbing on shopping street in The Hague

Knifeman hunted in The Hague after three people wounded in stabbing in main shopping district

  • Police have sealed of the main shopping street in The Hague following an attack
  • Three people were stabbed by a suspect believed to be aged 45 to 50
  • Dutch police have not said whether they believe the incident to be terror related 

Dutch police say three people have been injured in a stabbing incident in The Hague’s main shopping street.

Police said in a tweet Friday evening that the incident happened in the city’s main shopping street.

The incident happened in Grote Marktstraat, which is at the centre of the city’s shopping district.  

Several people were stabbed this evening on Grote Marktstraat in The Hague 

The knife man attacked several people in the city’s main shopping district 

A police man walked through the crime scene carrying a bag carrying evidence 

The incident happened in the city’s main shopping street, which was busy with people looking for Black Friday deals.

Pictures from the area showed several dozen onlookers kept behind police fencing seeking a glimpse of the area where the stabbing took place.

The Hague police said in a statement that they were looking for a man, about 45 to 50 years old, in a grey jogging suit.

Police spokeswoman Marije Kuiper told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that it was not clear if the stabbing was a terror incident.

According to AFP, the suspect was a ‘slightly dark skinned man’. 

Dutch news agency ANP quoted sources as saying there was ‘no talk of a terror motive’, but there was no immediate confirmation. 

Officers have begun searching for evidence to track down the knife man who fled the scene

The condition of those who have been stabbed is not yet known. Police said they were looking for a man, about 45 to 50 in a grey jogging suit

 

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