A police car in the Netherlands (illustrative image).


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A knife attack and a fire in a supermarket on the main shopping street in The Hague (Netherlands) left three people injured on Wednesday, Dutch police said.

Two of them were taken by ambulance to hospital.

Three police officers who attended the scene also underwent check-ups after inhaling smoke, police said.

No terrorist trail for the moment

According to the police, the rescue services initially received a report of a knife attack and then of a fire in the Grote Markt supermarket.

Asked about the possible terrorist trail, the police spokesperson said that there is, "for the moment, no reason" known.

Police arrested a suspect, a 43-year-old man who was in Pijnacker, a south-eastern suburb of The Hague, she said in a statement.


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