Man shot by Dutch police after waving axe has died of his injuries


The 26-year-old man shot by police last Wednesday after he was seen waving an axe and shouting ‘Allahoe akbar’ from a balcony in Schiedam has died of his injuries.

The man, a Syrian refugee, probably had a psychotic attack, and there are no signs he had a religious or terrorist motive, local mayor Cor Lamers told reporters last Thursday.

Lamers said the man, who has lived with his father since 2015, was known to social services but was not thought to have had major psychological problems.

The man attacked several officers and a police dog with a knife after they entered his home. The dog later died.

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