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Police say no evidence suspect in Hague stabbing had terrorist motive

Key Points
  • Dutch police said on Sunday there was no evidence that a man arrested on suspicion of stabbing three people in the Hague had a terrorist motive.
  • Three teenagers were hurt in the incident on Friday evening on a busy shopping street.
  • Police said the suspect, a 35-year old man arrested at a homeless shelter on Saturday, had been interrogated.
Dutch police block a shopping street after a stabbing incident in the center of The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.
Phil Nijhuis | AP

Dutch police said on Sunday there was no evidence that a man arrested on suspicion of stabbing three people in the Hague had a terrorist motive.

Three teenagers were hurt in the incident on Friday evening on a busy shopping street. Police said the suspect, a 35-year old man arrested at a homeless shelter on Saturday, had been interrogated.

"Preliminarily there have been no signs found that would point to there having been a terrorist motive," Hague police said in a statement. "What the motive was, then, is still being investigated."

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