UPDATE: Death toll in Dutch attack rises to 3
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Update 3/18/2019 11:30 a.m.:
The mayor of the Dutch city of Utrecht says that three people have been killed in an attack on a tram and adds that a “terror motive” is the most plausible option.
Jan van Zanen also said that nine have been wounded, three of them seriously.
Van Zanen said that “we cannot exclude, even stronger, we assume a terror motive. Likely there is one attacker, but there could be more.”
Dutch authorities have named a 37-year-old Turkey-born man as linked to the tram shooting.
Original Story 3/18/2019 7 a.m.:
Police in the central Dutch city of Utrecht say they are investigating a shooting in a tram that left “multiple” people injured and are considering the possibility of a “terrorist motive.”
Police, including heavily armed officers, flooded the area after the shooting that happened Monday morning on a tram at a busy traffic intersection.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called the situation “very worrying” and the country’s counterterror coordinator said in a tweet that a crisis team was meeting to discuss the situation.
There have been no reports yet of any suspects arrested.
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