Doctor stabbed at GP office; suspect arrested

Arrest (Photo: Politie)Arrest (Photo: Politie)

A doctor was stabbed at a GP's office in Loosdrecht on Tuesday. He was taken to hospital in unknown condition. A 34-year-old man was arrested after a search, reports.

The stabbing happened at a general practice on Eikenlaan. The doctor shouted for help, which was heard by a boy who had just come out of the adjacent dental practice. The perpetrator fled. 

A trauma physician was taken to the scene by helicopter. He stabilized the doctor, who was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

The police immediately started searching for the perpetrator, including spreading his description on citizens' notification system Burgernet. He was later arrested based on a tip from someone who recognized him from the description.