Man stabbed at Dam Square; stabber still at large

A father of 53-years of age was stabbed on Sunday in Dam Square in Amsterdam. He was with his wife and children. The incident took place while they were waiting at the traffic lights in the square, reports De Telegraaf

The stabber is still at large, but the police do have pictures of his license plate. He is said to have fled the scene with the knife on a black scooter towards Spuistraat. De Telegraaf also reports that the victim has been released from the hospital.

Translation: At 6 pm a man was stabbed at the Dam during a fight. The man with the knife has probably fled to Spuistraat on a black scooter. The victim is bleeding badly but is conscious. 

Why did the stabbing take place?

The incident happened when a scooter driver got into an argument with another cyclist (not the victim) who was also at the traffic lights. According to eyewitnesses, the driver was enraged because the cyclist was a “little too far to the left”. He tried not to engage with the stabber.

It was then that he turned his anger towards the mother in a cargo bike with her toddlers in there. He hurled obscene language at her, of which we are not going to detail here. Coming in to defend his wife, the victim asked the man to calm down. He then jumped onto the man and stabbed him in the back, very close to his neck.

We hope the criminal is brought to justice soon. Stay safe, folks!

Feature Image: P.H. Louw [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Common

Kavana Desai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.


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