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Three wounded in stabbing in The Hague, no indication yet of terrorism motive

Three wounded in stabbing in The Hague, no indication yet of terrorism motive
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Three people were wounded in a stabbing on a shopping street in The Hague early Friday evening, Dutch police said.

National broadcaster NOS said the attack could not immediately be attributed to terrorism.

Police launched a manhunt after the attack, which took place on a busy shopping street near the city’s historic center. The area was cordoned off and dozens of police and ambulances were on the scene.

“We are at this moment searching for a suspect, no one has been arrested yet,” police spokeswoman Marije Kuiper told reporters at 10 p.m. local time.

National broadcaster NOS, quoting “varied sources”, said: “At this moment there is no indication of a terrorist motive.”

Kuiper said police did not yet have a description of the suspect, but she said an initial police statement that he was a man in his 40s of North African descent had been wrong.
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