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Seven injured in stabbing at Dutch asylum-seekers' centre

The motive for the stabbing in the town of Echt, located 180 kilometers south of Amsterdam, was not immediately clear.

Published: 22nd April 2021 01:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2021 01:24 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

THE HAGUE: Seven people were injured, two of them seriously, in a stabbing at an asylum-seekers' centre in the Netherlands late Wednesday night, police said.

A 24-year-old resident of the centre was arrested.

The motive for the stabbing in the town of Echt, located 180 kilometers south of Amsterdam, was not immediately clear.

Police said in a statement on Thursday that officers were called to the asylum-seekers' centre around 10:15 pm (2015 GMT) and arrested the suspect 10 minutes later.

The wounded were all taken to a hospital for treatment.

Residents of the building where the stabbings happened were moved to other buildings in the centre while police investigated.



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