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29 Nov 2019 | 03:00 PM UTC

Netherlands: Three wounded in The Hague stabbing incident November 29 /update 1

Three people wounded in The Hague stabbing incident on November 29; manhunt for suspect underway

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Event

According to Dutch police, three people were wounded in a stabbing incident in The Hague on the evening (local time) of Friday, November 29. The attack reportedly occurred in the Hudson's Bay store on Grote Markstraat, which has been consequently cordoned off by police. Security forces have identified the assailant as a man aged 45 to 50 wearing a gray tracksuit, and a manhunt is underway for the suspect.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected in the area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.