Homeless man arrested in connection with The Hague stabbings
Liliana Ciobanu

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident that took place in the Hague, according to Dutch police.

The suspect was arrested on Saturday, a day after the incident in which three people were injured in the city centre, during one of the busiest shopping evenings of the year. The victims were later discharged from hospital.

The perpetrator's motive was not disclosed by investigators. The suspect was described by police as "not having any fixed home or place to stay". 

The area was busy at the time of the incident as shoppers looked for Black Friday deals. The stabbing happened in the heart of the Hague shopping district, where supermarket chains and luxury shops were all lit up with early Christmas decorations.

The Netherlands had already been shocked by a similar stabbing in Amsterdam a year ago when two Americans were injured in a knife attack that prosecutors say had a "terrorist motive."

Earlier on Friday in London, a man wearing a fake explosive vest stabbed several people, killing two, before he was tackled by members of the public and then fatally shot by police officers on London Bridge.

Source(s): Reuters