Dutch police shoots woman in front of school children
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
The shooting took place across the street from a school. Credit: Wikipedia
Police officers in the Dutch municipality of Alkmaar shot a woman (48) who was damaging vehicles, across the street from a primary school, causing many children to witness the shooting.
The woman walked on the street with a large knife and a hammer, trying to destroy cars and damaging windows, according to the spokesperson of the local police, reports Het Nieuwsblad.
“We tried stopping her. She turned around and ran at the police officers. They felt it was necessary to shoot her,” the spokesperson said. The woman was gravely injured and immediately taken to hospital.
The police also tweeted to ensure citizens that the incident had nothing to do with a terrorist attack, after some misinformation was spread on Twitter.