No indications have yet been found that the suspect of the stabbing in The Hague on Friday had a terrorist motive, the police of The Hague said on Sunday.
The suspect, a 35-year-old man without a permanent residence, was arrested around 5:40 p.m. local time on Saturday at a homeless shelter in the center of The Hague. He was transferred to a police station where he is being interrogated.
“The precise circumstances of the stabbing incident are still unclear,” the police said. “No indications have yet been found that there was a terrorist motive. What the motive for the stabbing is still being investigated.”
At around 7:45 p.m. local time on Friday night at the Grotemarktstraat, a main shopping street, in the center of the city a man stabbed three people, all minors. The three victims were brought to hospital and were later that night released from the hospital.