Sunday, October 27, 2019

Netherlands in a state of shock: Immigrant murders two people in cinema

Photo: Netherlands Police

The 33-year-old man wanted in connection with a double homicide at a Groningen movie theater on Saturday was arrested at a gas station in Hoendiep on Sunday morning. Gunshots were fired during the arrest, police said, and the suspect, Ergün S. was injured.

He was taken to an area hospital under police guard, authorities announced at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday. A police spokesperson told broadcaster NOS that shots were fired when the suspect brandished a knife.

Police identified S. as the man seen on security camera footage leaving a Pathé movie theater on Groningen, where the bodies of two people were found at 9:20 a.m. on Saturday. The victims were reportedly a married couple in their fifties, responsible for cleaning the theater for a janitorial services provider.

A source close to the investigation told newspaper De Telegraaf that a knife was used to kill the victims.

Police told the surviving family members that the victims may have been killed during a botched burglary attempt.

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