Three injured in stabbing attack in The Hague, Dutch police says

GERMAN PRESS AGENCY - DPA
AMSTERDAM
Published 29.11.2019 23:32
Updated 29.11.2019 23:53
Police arrive at the Grote Marktstraat, one of the main shopping streets in the centre of the Dutch city of The Hague, after several people were wounded in a stabbing incident on November 29, 2019. (AFP Photo)
Police arrive at the Grote Marktstraat, one of the main shopping streets in the centre of the Dutch city of The Hague, after several people were wounded in a stabbing incident on November 29, 2019. (AFP Photo)

A man stabbed and injured three people in the centre of The Hague on Friday, Dutch police said on Twitter.

Medical response officials rushed to the scene at the Grote Marktstraat, a busy shopping street in the city centre, the ANP news agency reported.

According to the police, they were searching for a man between the ages of 45 and 50. The background to the incident was initially unclear.

The incident occurred just hours after a terrorist attack in London where two people were killed and three others injured in a knife attack. The alleged perpetrator was shot dead by police after a scuffle with passers-by.

The male suspect was wearing a "hoax explosive device," said Neil Basu, the head of Britain's counterterrorism policing.

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