The Hague, Oct 14 (AFP/APP):Dutch judges on Monday sentenced an Afghan man to 26 years and eight months in jail for stabbing two American tourists at Amsterdam’s Central station in a terror attack.
The 20-year-old, identified only as Jawed S., was also ordered at Amsterdam district court to pay almost three million euros ($3.3 million) in damages following the August 31, 2018 assault.
One of the two victims remains in a wheelchair after the attack, which sent midday commuters at the city’s busiest station into a panic.
Police shot Jawed S. in the lower body before arresting him.
“The risk of a repeat offence is therefore very high and the court finds it essential that society is protected against him as long as possible.”