Posted: Fri December 7, 2012 9:34AM; Updated: Fri December 7, 2012 9:34AM

Dutch police arrest 4th suspect in linesman attack

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S.C. Buitenboys
Richard Nieuwenhuizen, 41, died Monday after an attack at a match he was officiating for S.C. Buitenboys.
Reuters

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch police have arrested a fourth soccer player suspected of involvement in a brutal beating that left a volunteer linesman dead after a youth match last weekend.

Prosecutor Brigit Haan says police arrested a 16-year-old boy Thursday night on suspicion of involvement in the attack.

The latest arrest comes on the eve of a weekend in which all amateur matches have been canceled nationwide to mourn 41-year-old Richard Nieuwenhuizen. He was assaulted Sunday after officiating his son's match between Almere club Buitenboys and Nieuw Sloten of Amsterdam. He died a day later with his family at his hospital bed.

Three other Nieuw Sloten players were arrested Monday. They're being held on suspicion of manslaughter, assault and public violence.

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