Police shoot suspect in fatal IJmuiden stabbing

Police. (Politie)

A 52-year-old man from IJmuiden was stabbed to death at a company in the city on Sunday morning A 55-year-old man was arrested as suspect later on Sunday, after being shot in the leg by the police.

The suspect fled the scene of the stabbing on Ruyterstraat in the Zeeheldenbuurt, the police said in a statement. The police released his description - blood covered man around the age of 30 carrying a shopping bag - on Burgernet. The man was spotted in Driehuis later that afternoon.

The police responded and attempted to arrest the suspect. He ignored their orders, even after pepper spray was used and a warning shot was fired. A police officer then shot the man in the leg. He was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment.

The police are investigating at the scene of the stabbing and the shooting. The Rijksrecherche - the department that handles internal investigations in government institutions like the police - is investigating the police shooting, as is standard procedure in all police-involved shootings.