State Department offers help to Dutch authorities investigate knife attack on Americans

State Department offers help to Dutch authorities investigate knife attack on Americans
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The United States has offered to help Dutch authorities following the stabbing of two Americans on Friday in Amsterdam, a spokeswoman for the State Department said Friday.

“The Department of State extends its concern and support for two U.S. citizens injured in an attack Friday in Amsterdam,” Heather Nauert said in a statement.

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“The United States stands with our Dutch allies and others in our common fight against terrorism in all forms,” she added. “We stand ready to assist Dutch authorities in their investigations as appropriate.”

Nauert in the statement described the stabbing as an “unprovoked, horrifying attack.”

The Associated Press reported Sunday that Dutch police said a 19-year-old Afghan citizen is suspected of stabbing the two Americans and believe he had a “terrorist motive.” The AP reported that Amsterdam police shot and wounded the suspect, who will have a closed hearing with an investigating judge Monday.