One of the two suspects in the stabbing of a cop in Groningen on Wednesday March 10 has been handed over by France.

The 20-year-old man from Oldambt in Groningen was arrested together with a 32-year-old American in Northern France.

The suspect came over on Monday evening and is being questioned about his role in the stabbing, the police report.

The American is also a suspect in the case, but it is not known when he will be surrendered.

The stabbed officer and his colleague carried out a curfew check on Van Houtenlaan on a Wednesday evening after 10 p.m.

After addressing two men, the officers were attacked almost immediately.

One cop was stabbed several times in the face and neck.

He was seriously injured and was in danger of his life for some time.

The other officer was slightly injured and was quickly released from the hospital.

The police distributed a description and also shared camera images of the suspects.

At least fifty tips came in and a houseboat on the Winschoterdiep was searched, among other things.

According to the police, tips led to the arrest of the two men.

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