Police have arrested a second person in connection with the stabbing at a church center in Leiden. three people stabbed Before 9:30 am on Friday at the Diaconal Centrum de Backery in Oude Rein, one of them died at the scene of their injury.
A 38-year-old man from Leiden was taken into custody on Monday “after an extensive investigation,” police said in a statement. He was scheduled to be questioned later that day.39 years old from Leiden was also arrested 6 hours after the incident. The person was detained by a magistrate on Monday.
Police did not say who was believed to have carried out the attack. Both suspects were held in restricted custody and were only allowed access to legal representatives.
Mr de Bacherry said he stabbed to death: presumed to be a customer of another organization in the building. The three victims include De Bacheri employees and volunteers, as well as employees of the refugee aid organization Wurchtelingenwerk. The organization is one of several organizations renting space from De Backery, which also provides assistance to refugees, homeless and other less fortunate.
Police have not yet released a motive for the stabbing. The man who died in the incident was 66 years old at the time of his death. The other two were hospitalized but are not believed to be in a life-threatening condition at this time, police said Monday.
The culprit fled the scene after the stabbing, and an investigation began. “As a result of the investigation, a 39-year-old man living in Leiden was arrested around 3:00 pm on the same day,” the police said. “Following developments in the investigation, a 38-year-old man from Leiden was arrested on Monday.”
https://nltimes.nl/2023/07/17/second-suspect-arrested-fatal-leiden-stabbing-church-center Second suspect arrested in Leiden church center stabbing