Terrorism possible motive in Utrecht tram shooting; Several hurt
HOLLAND – Multiple people were injured in a shooting on 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht on Monday morning. Emergency services are at the scene, including trauma helicopters and an anti-terrorism unit of the police. The police are investigating. “A possible terrorist motive is part of the investigation”, the Utrecht police said on Twitter.
Exactly what happened is not yet clear. On Twitter the police confirmed that the shooting happened on a tram at 10:45 a.m. Eye witnesses told NU.nl that multiple shots were fired. “A man started shooting in a wild way”, one witness said.
The police call on the public to give emergency services room to do their jobs
The area around 24 Oktoberplein has been cordoned off.
The square is a busy traffic junction in Utrecht. A tram stop is located on the square. Tram traffic in the city has been halted, according to NU.nl.