Multiple injuries after ‘knifeman stabs shoppers on city street’ – Today News

Multiple injuries after ‘knifeman stabs shoppers on city street’ – Today News


 A knifeman is on the loose after three people were stabbed at a department store in the centre of a busy shopping district  Dutch media are reporting a major emergency services presence in The Hague, the Netherlands, and videos posted on social media show a cordon in place  This comes after two people were killed in a knife attack on London Bridge earlier today  Police spokeswoman Marije Kuiper said it was not clear if the stabbing was a terror incident   The shopping area in The Hague was packed with shoppers for Black Friday .  Pictures from the area showed several dozen onlookers behind police fencing seeking a glimpse of the area where the stabbing happened  Dutch police said they are hunting a man aged between 45 and 50-years-old, with black curly hair, wearing a scarf and grey jogging suit  Dutch police confirmed at 8.05pm that three people were injured and they appealed for any witnesses or footage  Reports suggest the knife attack took place at a Hudson’s Bay store.  Police and multiple ambulances, including an air ambulance, are responding  The location of the attack was said to be Marktstraat street in central Hague.  One Twitter user tweeted: “Several ambulances have been called to the department store At least three people were taken out of the store injured. The perpetrator is still being searched for ”    The attacker fled the scene.  A police helicopter is flying overhead in the hunt for the attacker  Maaike Kraaijeveld tweeted: “Shop staff who were trapped in the Grote Marktstraat stores are leaving the police under supervision ”  She tweeted a video –  She said they looked “shocked” and were leaving a Hudson’s Bay store  She later tweeted a video which she claimed shows a bag with what looks like a weapon being removed  Grote Marktstraat is one of the most important shopping areas in the centre of The Hague, in the north west of the Netherlands  Reuters news agency reports: “Several people have been injured in a stabbing incident in The Hague’s main shopping street, Dutch police said  “Police said in a tweet Friday evening that the incident happened in the city’s main shopping street  “Further details were not immediately available.”

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