The man who stabbed two police officers and was then shot dead by one of his victims at an Amsterdam police station on Sunday was a 22-year-old Amsterdammer of Moroccan origin, police said on Monday.
The man entered the police station in the Slotervaart area at lunchtime, jumped over the counter and began stabbing the female desk sergeant in the chest and back. A male colleage who went to help was also stabbed.
The sergeant managed to draw her weapon and fired. Her attacker died shortly afterwards.
On Monday, police said the man, who had psychiatric problems, was known to them as a petty criminal. He also had had contact with the so-called Hofstad terrorist group in 2005, news agency ANP reported.
It is the second violent death in Slotervaart in recent days. On Thursday a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death by a 14-year-old classmate outside a school.
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