Terrorism suspected in attack on Americans in Amsterdam

Terrorism suspected in attack on Americans in Amsterdam
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Dutch police believe the man suspected of stabbing two Americans in Amsterdam this weekend had a "terrorist motive," The Associated Press reported Sunday.

The AP reported that Dutch police are questioning a 19-year-old Afghan man in the incident, in which two American tourists were stabbed in Amsterdam's main railway station. The suspected, who has been identified by police only as Jawed S., is scheduled to have a closed hearing on Monday.

“Based on the suspect’s first statements, he had a terrorist motive,” Amsterdam officials said in a statement on Saturday, without elaborating on what the individual said.


The suspect was shot and wounded by police after allegedly stabbing the two Americans, the AP reported.

The two Americans have not been identified. They are hospitalized with "serious but non-life threatening injuries," according to the AP.