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Two US citizens stabbed in possible terror attack at Amsterdam station

Two US citizens stabbed in possible terror attack at Amsterdam stationTwo bystanders who were seriously injured in a knife attack at Amsterdam’s Central Station are US citizens, the US ambassador said Saturday. “We are aware that both victims were US citizens and have been in touch with them and their families,” Pete Hoekstra said in a statement. Police shot and wounded a 19-year-old Afghan man with a German residency permit. He stabbed the two people at the Dutch capital’s busy station in the city centre on Friday. “We are seriously taking into account that there was a terrorist motive,” Amsterdam police spokesman Frans Zuiderhoek told AFP. Earlier witnesses described scenes of panic as gunshots rang out and thousands of commuters and tourists were evacuated from the rail terminus shortly after midday on Friday.  “A man in the west side tunnel of Amsterdam Central Station stabbed two other people and directly after that he was shot by the police,” another police spokesman Rob van der Veen said, adding terrorism was not being ruled out by investigators. Security official stands guard outside Amsterdam’s main railway station. Credit: Remko De Waal/AFP “The two people are very badly injured, and they were brought to the hospital,” he said. “We are looking at all scenarios, also the worst scenario, which is terrorism.” One witness said he saw a young man “stumble” into his flower shop at the station with a bleeding wound to his hand. “Shortly afterwards I heard some shots and I know something has gone badly wrong,” Richard Snelders told the ANP news agency. A while later he saw another man lying on the ground nearby, he said. “The first thing that comes up in your mind is that it’s a terror attack. After all, you are at Amsterdam Central Station. There was a lot of panic,” Snelders said. Police quickly arrived at the scene with video images showing police ordering the suspect in English to “stay down” after he had been shot. Images posted on social media showed security guards ushering passengers towards exits and paramedics arriving at the scene with stretchers. Police spokesman Zuiderhoek said the knifeman’s condition was not life-threatening, but that he had been shot in the lower body. “At this moment he is under police custody in hospital. He is being questioned about his motive,” Zuiderhoek added. Profile | Geert Wilders Dutch police were also in close contact with their German counterparts in regards to the suspect’s background, he added. Two platforms at the station – located in the Dutch capital’s historic canal-ringed city centre – had been evacuated and closed off to passengers, police said, and were reopened for rail traffic two hours later. A special police department opened a routine probe into why police shot the man. The Netherlands has so far been spared from the slew of terror attacks which have rocked its closest European neighbours in the past few years. But amid a number of scares and reports that people linked to some of those attacks may have crossed briefly into the country, top Dutch security and intelligence officials have stressed that the threat level is substantial. Police declined to speculate on the reasons for Friday’s incident, but the Afghan Taliban in a statement Thursday called for attacks on Dutch troops following plans by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders to stage a Prophet Mohammed cartoon competition in the Dutch parliament. Wilders, who received several death threats has since cancelled the competition which has angered Muslims and sparked protests, saying he wanted to “avoid the risk of making people victims of Islamist violence”. Around 250,000 people travel through Central Station every day, according to statistics provided by the Amsterdam.info travel guide.  


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Police investigate possible terror link to double stabbing at Amsterdam station

Police investigate possible terror link to double stabbing at Amsterdam stationA knife attacker on Friday stabbed two people at Amsterdam’s Central Station before being shot by police in a suspected terror attack, Dutch police said. The suspect was identified late on Friday evening as a 19-year-old Afghan man with a German residency permit. “We are seriously taking into account that there was a terrorist motive,” Frans Zuiderhoek, Amsterdam police spokesman, told AFP. Witnesses described scenes of panic earlier as gunshots sounded and thousands of commuters and tourists were evacuated from the rail terminus shortly after midday. “Around 12.10 a man in the west side tunnel of Amsterdam Central Station stabbed two other people and directly after that he was shot by the police,” another police spokesman Rob van der Veen said, adding terrorism was not being ruled out by investigators. “The two people are very badly injured, and they were brought to the hospital,” he said. “We are looking at all scenarios, also the worst scenario, which is terrorism.” Policemen and forensic scientists are at work after a stabbing incident at the central station in Amsterdam Credit:  REMKO DE WAAL/AFP One witness said he saw a young man “stumble” into his flower shop at the station with a bleeding wound to his hand. “Shortly afterwards I heard some shots and I know something has gone badly wrong,” Richard Snelders told the ANP news agency. A while later he saw another man lying on the ground nearby, he said. “The first thing that comes up in your mind is that it’s a terror attack. After all, you are at Amsterdam Central Station. There was a lot of panic,” Snelders said. Police quickly arrived at the scene with video images showing police ordering the suspect in English to “stay down” after he had been shot. “It happened really quickly,” Mr Snelders said. Images posted on social media showed security guards ushering passengers towards exits and paramedics arriving at the scene with stretchers. Mr Zuiderhoek said the knifeman’s condition was not life-threatening, but that he had been shot in the lower body. “At this moment he is under police custody in hospital. He is being questioned about his motive,” Mr Zuiderhoek added. Dutch police were also in close contact with their German counterparts in regards to the suspect’s background, he added. Policemen are at work after the stabbing incident  Credit: SEM VAN DER WAL/AFP Initially, police said that the station – located in the Dutch capital’s historic canal-ringed city centre – had been evacuated and closed off to all rail traffic. However, police shortly afterwards issued an update to say there was “no talk” of a complete evacuation and that only two platforms had been closed off to passengers. A special police department opened a routine probe into why police shot the man. The Netherlands has so far been spared from the spate of terror attacks which have rocked its closest European neighbours in the past few years. But amid reports that people linked to those attacks may have crossed into the country, senior Dutch security and intelligence officials have warned of an elevated risk. Passengers are pictured outside the Central Railway Station in Amsterdam  Credit:  GERMAIN MOYON/AFP Police declined to speculate on the reasons for Friday’s incident, but the Afghan Taliban in a statement Thursday called for attacks on Dutch troops following plans by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders to stage a Prophet Mohammed cartoon competition in the Dutch parliament. The plan angered Muslims and sparked protests before Mr Wilders, who received several death threats, announced he was cancelling the competition, saying he wanted to “avoid the risk of making people victims of Islamist violence”. About 250,000 people travel through Central Station every day, according to statistics provided by the Amsterdam.info travel guide.


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