Netherlands tram terror: Police report gunfire at several locations across Utrecht city as ‘terror’ attacker on loose after opening fire on tram passengers


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At least one person has been killed and several others wounded in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, police in the Netherlands have said.

Authorities 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. 

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The police asks you to look out for the 37 year old Gökman Tanis (born in Turkey) associated with the incident this morning at the #
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. Do not approach him but call 0800-6070.

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.

Several people have been injured following a shooting in Utrecht (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

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.