'Attacker Amsterdam CS not known to German authorities'

Jawed S., the Afghan who stabbed two American men at Amsterdam Central Station on Friday, was not known to the authorities in Germany.

This is reported by the German news agency DPA. The 19-year-old S. had a German residence permit.

According to information from DPA, the man lived in the Land Rhineland-Palatinate, in the west of Germany. He was not known as an Islamic extremist and lived according to the first information an inconspicuous life.

Earlier it became known that the German police searched his home at the request of the Netherlands. Data carriers were included.

The suspect will be brought before the examining magistrate in Amsterdam tomorrow. He is in all restrictions and may only have contact with his lawyer.


S. deposited two Americans on Friday at an information desk at the station. According to the police, the man had a terrorist motive.

The two were random victims. They are in the hospital, but are approachable. It is unclear why S. committed the attack in Amsterdam.

In Amsterdam it is otherwise safe at the moment, said Mayor Femke Halsema yesterday:

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