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.
Op de Dam is omstreeks 18.00 uur een man tijdens een ruzie neergestoken. De man met het mes is op vermoedelijk een zwarte scooter gevlucht richting de Spuistraat. Het slachtoffer bloed behoorlijk maar is wel aanspreekbaar.
— Politie Amsterdam eo (@Politie_Adam) October 27, 2019
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!