Several people were wounded by shots fired in a tram in Utrecht at around 10.45 this morning. Early reports suggest that a man started firing off shots randomly.
Emergency services are on their way to 24 Oktoberplein in Kanaleneiland, including three trauma helicopters.
Utrecht shooting: no arrests yet
The shots were fired at around 10.45 am. The police are investigating the reason. It is still unclear how many people are injured.
No one has been arrested yet. So if you’re in the Kanaleneiland area you might want to be a bit careful and keep your eyes open for suspicious behavior.
The police is considering every option, and it seems to be a terrorist attack in Utrecht.
— robert bas (@robertpbas) March 18, 2019
The police is investigating the shooting at the #24oktoberplein in Utrecht this morning. An possible terrorist motif is part of the investigation.
— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019
What’s happening in Utrecht at Kanaleneiland?
The area around the square, in the west of Utrecht, has been closed off. Tram traffic has stopped. The police are calling on people via Twitter to let social workers do their work. “Keep the roads clear for them.”
BREEK – Volgens getuigen heeft een man in een tram op weg naar Utrecht CS een wapen getrokken en meerdere personen neergeschoten. Hulpdiensten massaal aanwezig en bezig met eerste hulp in de tram. pic.twitter.com/eQOWF2e5Ze
— Yelle Tieleman (@YelleTieleman) March 18, 2019
This story is still developing, we’ll keep updating this as the day progresses.
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