Knifeman stabs two people in a shop before fleeing in the Netherlands

Two people are injured in knife attack at a Dutch shop: Manhunt underway after suspect flees

  • City’s police force also tweeted that there was a fire in the shop on Wednesday
  • Police are now appealing for witnesses, with no word on possible motives
  • The two people that were injured have been taken to hospital by ambulance 

Two people were injured in a stabbing Wednesday in a shop in the centre of The Hague and a suspect has fled the scene, police said.

The city’s police force tweeted that there also was a fire at the store that was quickly extinguished. The two injured people were being taken to a hospital by ambulance.

One of the two victims is conscious, the police said.

The attack occurred at around noon in the city’s Grote Marktstraat, a shopping district in the centre of The Hague on the coast of the western Netherlands.

Police launched an investigation and appealed for witnesses, and have said they are looking for a tall, dark man believed to be in his thirties, wearing a black jacket, tracksuit and grey shoes, according to Den Haag FM.

Further details weren’t immediately available and there was no word on a possible motive. It is also not currently known whether the stabbing and the fire are related.

A police spokesman didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment.

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