Police say that the 23-year-old suspect, and the victim (who was under 18) did not know eachother
A boy was killed in a stabbing at the Albert Heijn on the Zuiderweg in Hoogkerk on Sunday afternoon, reports the GIC. According to the police, a large number of people witnessed the stabbing, and victim support is being made available for them.
The stabbing took place on Sunday afternoon around 14:50. Despite enormous efforts put in by emergency services, the boy was resuscitated, but then died at the scene from his injuries.
The police were soon able to arrest a 23-year-old man from the city of Groningen. An initial investigation shows that he did not know the victim. The man is being questioned further and the investigation is still ongoing.
Police have not yet released any information about what led to the stabbing. De Telegraaf newspaper was on site yesterday afternoon and quotes a teenager who says that the attacker walked to the service desk of the supermarket before carrying out the stabbing and asked for the police and ambulance to be called, because he was going to attack someone.
But this has not been confirmed by the police, an investigations are ongoing.