Utrecht shooting – live: Dutch police identify ‘terror’ attacker as death toll rises after gunman opens fire on tram passengers

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At least three people have been killed in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, the city’s mayor has said.

Authorities in the Netherlands immediately raised the terror alert for the area to the maximum level and said they are considering the possibility of a “terrorist motive” in the attack. 

Dutch military police went on extra alert at Dutch airports and at key buildings in the country as the police launched a manhunt for the gunman.

Heavily armed police officers flooded the October 21st square, a tram station outside the city centre where the shooting took place, and later erected a white tent over an area where a body appeared to be lying next to the tram.

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte called the situation “very worrying” and the country’s counterterror coordinator said a crisis team was meeting to discuss the situation.

via Independent

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