Terrorism not a motive in Hague teen stabbings: police

Police guard in a detention center
Police guard in a detention centerPhoto: Politie

The police have no indications that a 35-year-old man arrested for stabbing three teenagers in The Hague on Friday had a terrorist motive. What the man's motive was, is not yet clear. But the police are not treating this as a terrorism investigation, NU.nl reports.

The stabbings on Grote Marktstraat left a 13-year-old boy and two 15-year-old girls injured. The suspect, who has no fixed place of residence, was arrested at a homeless shelter in the city center on Saturday afternoon. He is still in custody for questioning.

The stabbing happened near the Hudson's Bay store on Grote Marktstraat. The victims do not know each other. They were taken to hospital and were discharged after treatment later on Friday evening.