Amsterdam playground murder suspect arrested

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A 30-year-old man, suspected of stabbing to death an elderly primary school worker in Amsterdam, was carrying a knife when he was arrested Thursday.

AMSTERDAM – A 30-year-old man suspected of stabbing a playground supervisor to death in Amsterdam has been arrested Thursday.

The suspect was carrying a knife when he was arrested near to the Amstelveenseweg metro.

The 69-year-old supervisor, known as Ope Leo, was in the playground shared by three schools in Amsterdam when he was stabbed to death. No students were in the playground when the fatal stabbing took place on Tuesday during lunch break.

Meanwhile, a police spokesperson of Lelystad clarified that the recent stabbing in the capital city is not linked to the series of stabbings in Lelystad. Four people have been stabbed in the town since December 2008, one of whom has died.

Earlier media reports had speculated that it may be one person who is responsible for the stabbing incidents in Amsterdam and Lelystad.

Although witness descriptions of the perpetrators showed some similarities and the incidents unfolded in similar ways, the spokesperson said initial discussions with the Amsterdam police did not establish any links between the stabbing incidents.
Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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