A sign hanging in front of a Dutch police post. April 30, 2006 - Source: Photo: M.M.Minderhoud via Michiel1972 at Wikimedia Commons - License: CC-BY-SA
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 11:45
Hague police shoot one, sic dog on second fight suspect
Three people were arrested, two of whom wounded, in a fight on the Prinsegracht in The Hague on Wednesday morning. A police officer shot one suspect in the leg and the second injured suspect was bitten by a police dog. The police responded to the scene on Lange Beestenmarkt around 6:00 a.m. based on reports of a weapon seen in a fight. Officers searched checked those involved for weapons. One of the suspects refused to follow the police's instructions and was shot in the leg. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. A second suspect was bitten by a police dog. A third suspect was also arrested. As is common practice when a police officer fires his weapon, the Rijksrecherche is investigating the incident. The Rijksrecherche is the department that handles internal investigations at the police.