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Three Teens Were Injured In A Stabbing In The Hague

The incident took place in a busy shopping area.

Last updated on November 30, 2019, at 12:41 p.m. ET

Posted on November 29, 2019, at 3:37 p.m. ET

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Three teenagers were injured in a stabbing in the Hague, Netherlands, Friday.

Police said in a tweet that the incident took place in Grote Marktstraat, a shopping area that was busy with Black Friday shoppers. According to NOS, the Dutch public broadcaster, the victims were outside a Hudson's Bay department store.

Bij het steekincident aan de #GroteMarktstraat zijn er drie personen gewond geraakt. Heeft u iets gezien van dit incident, of hebt u camerabeelden of ander beeldmateriaal? Meld dit dan via 0900-8844.

The victims — a 13-year-old boy from the Hague and two 15-year-old girls, one from Alphen aan den Rijn and one from Leiderdorp — were transported to a local hospital and released after being treated for their injuries, police said. A 35-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday.

De slachtoffers van het steekincident aan de #Grotemarktstraat zijn alledrie minderjarig. Er is contact met hun familie @PolJanHen

"I saw two girls screaming and running away. A man fled," a witness told NOS.

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It is unclear whether this event was a terrorist attack or has any connection to a stabbing in London earlier that day that killed two people.

Police said the victims did not know each other. The suspect was transported to the police station for questioning Saturday. The investigation is ongoing.

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