Amsterdam stab victims were U.S. citizens

Amsterdam stab victims were U.S. citizens
By Mark ArmstrongCristina Abellan-Matamoros
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Police in the Netherlands say the two victims injured in a stabbing at Amsterdam's central station were U.S. but that the attacker did not know


Netherlands' counter-terror chief Dick Schoof said the country's threat level would remain at a four out of five level after a double stabbing at Amsterdam's main railway station on Friday. 

Schoof said on Twitter that "sadly, this reprehensible act fits into the current threat assessment." 

A 19-year-old Afghan man was arrested after stabbing two American tourists in the city's central railway station. Police said the suspect had a "terrorist motive". 

Amsterdam's government said investigators reached that conclusion based on the suspect's first statements to police. 

On Saturday, police said the victims remained in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was also hospitalised.  

The suspect will be arraigned on Monday at a closed-door hearing with the exact charges he could face unknown at this time.

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