Statement by Ambassador Hoekstra: Attack at Amsterdam Centraal Station

Press Statement
Pete Hoekstra
September 1, 2018

I want to express my support to those who were attacked at Amsterdam Centraal Station yesterday. We are aware that both victims were U.S. citizens visiting the Netherlands and have been in touch with them or their families. We wish them a speedy recovery and are working closely with the City of Amsterdam to provide assistance to them and their families.

The U.S. Embassy team in the Netherlands stands with our friends in the Netherlands as the authorities seek the full facts as to exactly what happened. We will assist as appropriate, with our main priority as always being the safety and well-being of U.S. citizens in the country.

I want to thank the first responders for their extremely effective and courageous efforts in apprehending the assailant and providing medical care to our citizens.

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