Multiple people hurt in Dutch tram shooting

Multiple people hurt in Dutch tram shooting

There was no immediate official confirmation.

"The police asks you to watch out for 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis (born in Turkey) in connection with this morning's incident", Dutch police said in a statement. He did not rule out the possibility that more than one shooter was involved in the attack.

In the wake of the tram shooting in Utrecht, Security has been increased at all major public gatherings, including schools, mosques and transportation hubs.

Local media report the Dutch anti-terrorism co-ordinator has called a meeting.

"The most important thing at the moment is taking care of the wounded and investigating the circumstances of the incident. We think there is just one perpetrator, but we can not exclude the possibly of there being several perpetrators", according to the New York Times.

Police say they are looking into the possibility that the shooting had a "terrorist motive".

The shooting took place in Kanaleneiland, a quiet residential district on the outskirts of Utrecht with a large immigrant population.

Police said witnesses saw a man take out a weapon and start shooting randomly before fleeing the scene, Efe news reported.

"Multiple people have been injured", the Utrecht police department said via Twitter.

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The shooting is now over but three rescue helicopters have been sent to the scene - which has since been cordoned off - to "monitor" the situation, police spokesman Joost Lanshage said.

Military police have also boosted security at airports and key buildings.

NOS quoted Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, head of the Netherlands' counter-terrorism agency, as saying the shooting "appears to be a terrorist attack", echoing an earlier comment by police.

According to the Associated Press, police have erected a white tent in the location where what appeared to be a body under a blanket had been seen.

Police said that several trauma helicopters had been deployed to the scene to assist the wounded and appealed to the public to stay clear of the area to allow first responders to provide the necessary help.

Jens said that "one explanation is that the person fled by vehicle".

The square is named for the United Nations, which was signed into existence on October 24, 1945.

The Netherlands' anti-terror co-ordinator raised the threat alert to its highest level around Utrecht, a city of almost 350,000 people.

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