Three children injured in knife attack in The Hague

29 November 2019, 20:53 | Updated: 29 November 2019, 23:39

Police are searching for a man after three people were stabbed
Police are searching for a man after three people were stabbed. Picture: PA Images
Ewan Quayle

By Ewan Quayle

Three children have been injured in a knife attack in The Hague in the Netherlands.

Reports suggest a knifeman attacked Black Friday shoppers in Grote Marktstraat, part of the city's main shopping district.

Police spokeswoman Marije Kuiper told said it was still too early to say whether a terror motive was to blame for the attack.

The victims were taken to hospital but later discharged.

Videos on social media show crowds running away from the area as police began to take control of the incident.

Dozens of police and ambulance vehicles attended the scene, which remains closed off while officers investigate.

The Hague Police said in a statement they were looking for a man between 45 and 50 years old, in a grey jogging suit, but stopped short of declaring it a terrorist attack.

It follows a similar knife terror attack on London Bridge on Friday afternoon, where the suspect was shot dead and two victims later died.

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