Attack on American Citizens in Amsterdam

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 2, 2018


The Department of State extends its concern and support for two U.S. citizens injured in an attack Friday in Amsterdam. We ask that all parties respect the privacy of the victims and their families at this difficult time. Dutch authorities have announced that investigations are focused on a terrorist motive for this unprovoked, horrifying attack. The United States stands with our Dutch allies and others in our common fight against terrorism in all forms. We stand ready to assist Dutch authorities in their investigations as appropriate. We thank the Dutch police and medical personnel for their effective and courageous efforts to apprehend the assailant and care for our citizens.