Dutch authorities detained a 35-year-old homeless guy Saturday on feeling of stabbing three teenagers on a road at The Hague which was packed with Black Friday shoppers.
The man, whose identity was not released, was arrested in The Hague first Saturday evening and taken into a police station for questioning, police spokeswoman Marije Kuiper said.
The victims, two 15-year-old girls along with also a 13-year-old boy, had been treated at a hospital and released late Friday. Authorities said in a statement that they did not understand one another.
Earlier, authorities said they had been”with our available methods — visible and hidden — to discover the defendant in this stabbing whenever you can” and appealed for witnesses.
That comprised studying video footage in the region, where lots of surveillance cameras are situated.
The assault in the Netherlands came hours after a guy wearing a fake faux vest stabbed a few people in London, murdering two until he was fatally shot by officials.
Dutch authorities say the reason for the stabbing from The Hague remains unidentified. “We’re keeping all situations available,” their statement said.
The stabbing occurred around 7:45 p.m. within a place teeming with shoppers and near the city’s hottest nightlife facilities.
Police cordoned off the area before deep into the night because forensics experts combed the road for hints.
The road was opened on Saturday.