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Police: Seattle Mariners' Greg Halman murdered in the Netherlands

SEATTLE - JULY 17: Left fielder Greg Halman #56 of the Seattle Mariners makes a running catch of a fly ball off the bat of Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers in the seventh inning at Safeco Field on July 17, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Otto Greule Jr

Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman murdered, brother arrested
Greg Halman
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(CBS/AP) ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman has been stabbed to death and his brother has been arrested as a suspect, according to Dutch police.

Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels says police were called to a home in the Dutch port city early Monday morning and found Halman bleeding from a stab wound.

The officers attempted unsuccessfully to resuscitate the 24-year-old major league baseball player. Halman was born in the Netherlands and played baseball there during the off-season, according to Reuters.

Wessels says the officers arrested Halman's 22-year-old brother. She declined to give his name, in line with Dutch privacy rules. Fox News reports that the brother's name is Jason.

Wessels said the brother was being questioned by police.

  • Crimesider Staff

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