- The 26-year-old screamed Arabic for ‘God is greatest’ according to witnesses
- Officers entered his apartment and were attacked as they tried to taser him
- During the fighting the man stabbed a dog, which later died of its injuries
Dutch police have shot a man who was shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he tried to attack them with an axe.
The 26-year-old man was heard screaming the Arabic for ‘God is greatest’ while waving the weapon.
According to Netherlands news site NU, police entered his apartment and were attacked this afternoon.
During the fighting, officers reportedly tried unsuccessfully to taser the man, who stabbed a police dog.
The man has been taken to hospital in critical condition but NOS reports he is now stable.
Mayor Cor Lamers told NU the man was of a Syrian background and ‘was known to different aid agencies’.