Dutch Police Shoot Knifeman After Two Stabbed at Amsterdam Station

Dutch policemen holding machine guns stand guard near the Scheepsvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum) in Amsterdam, on January 26, 2016, during an informal meeting of the EU-ministers of Interior and Justice. / AFP / ANP / Remko de Waal / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Dutch police responded to a ‘stabbing incident’ at Amsterdam Central railway station early Friday afternoon, shooting a suspect after two were stabbed.

The suspect and two victims were taken to hospital after the incident, and police confirmed they had shot one person. There were no reported fatalities.

No information about the identities of those involved has yet been released, reports Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. It is not known if the attack was terror-related.

Witnesses took to social media to describe the station being evacuated before one o’clock Friday afternoon. Dutch police released their own statement subsequently, however, saying the station had not been evacuated and only two platforms were closed to traffic.

One eyewitness told the newspaper: “There was a big chaos in the station… it was teeming with police. I saw something like fiften [police] cars and lots of agents. There was also a police helicopter circling above.”

This story is developing

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