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Possible "terrorist motive" in shooting on tram in Netherlands


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Police in the central Dutch city of Utrecht said Monday they were investigating a shooting on a tram that reportedly left at least one person dead and others injured as an attack with a possible "terrorist motive."

Police, including heavily armed officers, flooded the area after the shooting that happened on a tram at a busy intersection at the October 21st Square tram station.

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 incident.

Officials did not immediately confirm a fatality, but a body was seen covered with a white sheet at the scene. Police said only that there were "multiple" casualties in the incident.

The shooter remained at large, prompting the Dutch government to put the country's military police on "extra alert" at airports and "vital buildings" amid the manhunt. 


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UpdateDutch shooting: Utrecht police arrest suspect after three killed

A man has been arrested following a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht which left three people dead, police say.

Five others were injured in the incident, and authorities say the *attacker's motive remains unclear.

Gokmen Tanis, a 37-year-old Turkish man, was detained several hours after the attack. It is not yet clear where he was arrested.

The incident sparked a city-wide manhunt and the closure of schools.



*  Couldn't be because he was a radicalized Muslim.....Not Possible! 


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