At least three people were stabbed Friday night at a department store in a busy shopping district in The Hague, Netherlands, Dutch police said just hours after a separate stabbing attack in London left a knife-wielding perpetrator and two victims dead.
Authorities are calling the attack on London Bridge terrorist related, while officials in The Hague have not made that assessment.
Dutch State TV reported “no indication of a terrorist motive.”
According to the BBC News agency, Hague authorities are seeking a middle-aged male suspect observed near the scene dressed in a grey athletic suit.
The incident happened at a Hudson's Bay store in the city's main market square area, known as Grote Markt Street. Police said the district was busy with Black Friday shoppers at the time of the incident.
Twitter users posted video of people running from the scene outside.
Like the London attack earlier in the day, the attack at The Hague happened in a location popular with tourists, commuters and shoppers.
The Hague is also where the international criminal court is based.
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