A stabbing at the Hudson Bay store in a main shopping district of The Hague has resulted in at least three injuries. Police stated that they recovered the knife, but were searching for the suspect. The incident occurred just after the London Bridge terror attack. Copycat?
The incident took place in a busy shopping district of The Hague known as Grote Marktstraat. The specific street is full of restaurants and shops of all different kinds. The Hudson Bay store where it took place is a Department Store.
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The suspect was described as a “light tinted” man, 45 to 50 years old, wearing a grey jogging suit and shawl or scarf. Police stated that the stabbings were “random” and not targeted. The Hague law enforcement authorities asked anyone with video footage of the incident or information to please contact them.
@lookner transl (by Bing): Additional information on the #verdachte situation on the #GroteMarktstraat #DenHaag. We are looking for a light-tinted man of about 45 to 50 years, the man wears a black year, scarf and grey jogging suit. Have you seen the man? https://t.co/re5B5grhSY
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Dutch authorities initiated a manhunt for the suspect. Though one media outlet stated that local police had a suspect in custody, no others defined that statement.
We conduct extensive investigations into the stab incident at #grotemarktstraat. If you have been a witness, please report to the police station Jan Hendrikstraat or call 0900-8844
— Politie Den Haag eo (@POL_DenHaag) November 29, 2019
“We do extensive research into the stab incident on the #GroteMarktstraat . Due to the complexity and care, this takes time. We understand that there are many questions. As soon as we know more, we will report this via this channel.” Dutch police
Police made several arrests after the incident, but the perpetrator is still on the loose.
⚡DERNIERE MINUTE – #PaysBas : Plusieurs arrestations après une attaque au couteau dans une des rues les plus commerçantes de #LaHaye. Le suspect est toujours en fuite et recherché. #DeenHag #Netherlands #TheHague #stabbing #DenHaque #GroteMarktstraat pic.twitter.com/fNC11JIL9g
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