Utrecht shootings: Hunt for gunman after conflict on tram

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A gunman has non-stop glow inside a tram and during several other locations in a Dutch city of Utrecht, authorities say.

Several people have been harmed and one is feared to have died, media reports say.

Police contend a gunman is still during large. Trains and trams have stopped using and schools have been asked to keep their doors closed.

Counter-terrorism military reportedly contend a sharpened “appears to be a militant attack”.

Dutch anti-terrorism co-ordinator Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg pronounced all efforts were now focused on throwing a gunman. He also pronounced there could be some-more than one perpetrator.

The hazard turn has been temporarily lifted to a top indicate in a range of Utrecht.

Utrecht University has reportedly sealed all buildings, with nobody authorised in or out. Trains are also not authorised to run into Utrecht Central station, and mosques opposite a city have reportedly been sealed due to confidence concerns.

Heavily armed military reportedly collected outward a residence on a travel nearby a 24 Oktoberplein junction, where a tram conflict took place.

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One chairman is feared to have died and several were harmed in a tram shooting

Prime Minister Mark Rutte pronounced he was “deeply concerned” and cancelled his weekly bloc talks.

Police have asked for photos of a conflict from members of a public.

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Anti-terrorism military are during a scene

Police have increasing confidence during airports via a Netherlands.

Security services have reportedly told Utrecht’s University Medical Centre to open a dedicated puncture sentinel to assistance caring for a injured.

The tram sharpened happened during about 10:45 internal time (09:45 GMT).

“A male started sharpened wildly,” one watcher told Dutch news site NU.nl.

Another declare told Dutch open broadcaster NOS that he saw an harmed lady with blood on her hands and clothes.

“I brought her into my automobile and helped her,” he said. “When a military arrived, she was unconscious.”

It is different how many were harmed or how severely they were hurt.

Utrecht’s ride management pronounced all trams have now been cancelled, due to a increasing hazard level.


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