Three people have been stabbed in an attack on a busy shopping street in the Dutch city of The Hague on Friday night, Police have said.
The incident happened at the Hudson’s Bay store in the city’s Grote Marktstraat, the main market square area.
“Stabbing incident with several wounded at the Grote Marktstraat in The Hague. Emergency services are on site,” the city’s police said on Twitter.
Police said they were still searching for a suspect and no arrests had been made after the attack at about 19:45 local time.
Images and videos on social media showed dozens of Black Friday shoppers running away from the scene.
Three young people were treated in hospital, but were later able to go home, police said.
Police have urged the public to contact them if they witnessed the attack.
Officials have also requested that anyone with images or footage of the stabbing attack send it to police.
An initial description of the suspect suggested police were looking for a man aged between 45 to 50 wearing a grey tracksuit.
However, in a later update, police said that description was wrong without providing further details.
Dutch news agency, ANP, quoted sources as saying there was “no talk of a terror motive”, but there was no immediate confirmation.
The stabbing happened not far from parliament in The Hague, which is the seat of government for the Netherlands and home to many international organisations.
The incident came hours after a terror-related stabbing on London Bridge in the British capital killed two members of the public.
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