Muslim terrorist behind stabbing attack in Amsterdam identified as 19-year-old Afghan jihadist
Authorities in Amsterdam say a 19-year-old Afghan jihadist who was shot and neutralized after stabbing two American tourists at the city’s main railway station, had a “terrorist motive.”
The Dutch capital’s government said in a statement Saturday that investigators reached the conclusion based on the terrorist’s first statements to police.
The Muslim terrorist stabbed two American tourists on Friday before police shot and wounded him. He holds a German residency permit and was identified as Jawed S.
The Americans suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and are recovering in a hospital. Their identities have not been released.
Amsterdam City Hall said German authorities searched the terrorist’s home and seized data storage devices that would be analyzed as part of the investigation.