Utrecht shooting: one killed, multiple people hurt

Utrecht shooting: one killed, multiple people hurt

At least one person was killed in a shooting incident inside a tram in the Dutch town of Utrecht, local police said.

Authorities have confirmed that multiple people have been injured in the shooting incident.

Dutch authorities are considering "a possible terrorist motive" for the shooting, which happened in 24 October Square at 10:45 a.m. (5:45 a.m ET) on Monday, Utrecht police said on Twitter.

"We cannot rule out terrorist motive," Holland's National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, PJ Aalbersberg, tweeted. "Crisis team is activated."

Police have not taken any suspects into custody, according to Joost Lanshage, spokesman for the police in central Holland. He said the shooting was now over, but that the police operation was ongoing, CNN reported.

Lanshage added that three rescue helicopters have been sent to the scene - which has since been cordoned off - to "monitor" the situation.


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