The suspect of a fatal stabbing at the TivoliVredenburg music venue in Utrecht is a 51-year-old man from Utrecht. He is suspected of stabbing a 41-year-old man from Utrecht to death on Sunday morning. The suspect and the victim knew each other from the cleaning industry, the police reported on Monday afternoon.
On Sunday morning around 7 a.m., the police received a report of a stabbing in the TivoliVredenburg music venue. At that point there were no more events. Emergency services arrived en masse, including an air ambulance, but assistance was of no help to the victim. The victim is a 41-year-old man from Utrecht. The man worked for the cleaning company that hires the music venue.
The suspect fled the building after the stabbing. The police issued a description of the suspect, who was arrested for several hours, partly due to a tip from an observant citizen. It concerns a 51-year-old man from Utrecht. His involvement in the stabbing is under investigation. The man is still in custody.
The suspect and the victim knew each other from the cleaning industry. The police are conducting extensive investigations into the case.
Due to the incident, all concerts in the pop venue were canceled on Sunday.