Photo: Netherlands Police
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.