The Statesman – Several injured as man opens fire in Dutch city of Utrecht

The police said that it is not ruling out the possibility of a terrorist attack on the tram.

Utrecht – Province of Utrecht – The Netherlands, 18 March 2019. A shooting incident in a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht has left several people injured.

According to reports, a man, who is yet to be identified, opened fire in the tram near a square in the main city in the morning. Utrecht is 37 kilometres to the south of Amsterdam.

The police said that it is not ruling out the possibility of a terrorist attack on the tram.

The shooting took place at about 10:45 local time (03:15 IST).

In a tweet, Utrecht police said that the incident happened in 24 Oktoberplein (24 October Square) area of the city, which has been cordoned off.

“A shooting occurred on the #24oktoberplein in #Utrecht. The incident has been reported at 10.45 hour. Multiple people have been injured. The surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter,” the tweet read.

https://www.thestatesman.com/world/several-injured-as-man-opens-fire-in-dutch-city-of-utrecht-1502739521.html

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