AMSTERDAM— A 19-year-old Afghan citizen who was shot and detained after a double stabbing at the Dutch capital’s main railway station had a “terrorist motive,” Amsterdam authorities said Saturday.
The suspect allegedly stabbed two American tourists Friday at Amsterdam’s Central Station before police shot and wounded him. Dutch police said he holds a residency permit from Germany, where his home was searched.
“Based on the suspect’s first statements, he had a terrorist motive,” Amsterdam’s city government said in a written statement that did not elaborate on what the statements were or how they showed intent.
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