Prisoner, 82, stabbed to death in Dutch jail

Corridor prison.An 82-year-old prison inmate has been stabbed to death in an incident at Zoetermeer jail.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing which took place in a recreation room at the jail. According to news agency ANP, the victim died of his injuries at the scene.

Police are now investigating how the suspect came to have a knife and why the two were together in the room.

The suspect has been taken to the local police station for questioning, ANP says.

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