Murder suspect Bretly Dorder was arrested at a hotel in Amsterdam shortly after 8 am on Wednesday morning, police have confirmed.
The 24-year-old is wanted in connection with the murder of a man in Rotterdam a week ago and a stabbing in Zutphen on Friday. The public prosecution department had issued a €25,000 reward for the tip leading to his arrest.
On Tuesday night police issued a new photograph of the man, taken by a security camera at the capital’s main railway station.
Police say they had some 200 tips about his whereabouts in the past 24 hours, including one made at 8 am. The arrest was made on the Prins Hendrikkade, close to both the railway station and the red light district.
Earlier this week it transpired that Dorder had been found guilty of the attempted murder of a gay man when he was 16 years old.
Sources told the Telegraaf he may have had a date with the 60-year-old psychiatrist who was shot dead in Rotterdam. The police had already warned men using the dating website Bullchat about him.
The paper also reports that Donder had been released from custody in July, pending a trial for threatening another man with a knife in April.
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