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Netherlands: Two wounded in stabbing attack at Amsterdam central train station August 31 /update 1

Stabbing attack at Amsterdam central train station August 31 wounds two; suspect apprehended

31 Aug 01:41 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 8/31/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/31/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Amsterdam). COUNTRY/REGION AMsterdam
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Event

A stabbing attack occurred around 12:30 (local time) on Friday, August 31, at Amsterdam central station. Two people were reportedly wounded in the attack. Police forces shot the assailant and took the two victims and the suspect to the hospital. The motives behind the attack remain unknown, though local media sources report that the attack followed an argument between the assailant and at least one of the victims. The station was not evacuated, though the station’s western access tunnel and two train platforms are closed while police investigate the attack. Several trains were suspended due to the incident, and trains are reportedly experiencing residual delays at the station. An increased security presence and continued transportation disruptions are expected in vicinity of Amsterdam central station in the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Amsterdam are advised to monitor developments to the situation, be prepared for associated transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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