News website AD has reported a gunman has opened fire on passengers travelling on a Dutch tram in the city of Utrecht.
There has been reports of “multiple injuries” Utrecht police have said; the shooting began at 10:45 inside a tram.
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Emergency services are at the scene and three helicopters were despatched, the authorities have cordoned off the 24 Oktoberplain square.
Utrecht police Twitter account said, “It is a shooting incident in a tram. Several trauma helicopters have been deployed to provide help.”
The police is investigating the shooting at the #24oktoberplein in Utrecht this morning. An possible terrorist motif is part of the investigation.
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Utrecht police Twitter account said. “It is a shooting incident in a tram. Several trauma helicopters have been deployed to provide help.”
De tram in kwestie. pic.twitter.com/F7HIcNN4QL
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Joost Lanshage, police spokesman said, “Several shots were fired in a tram and several people were injured.
“Helicopters are at the scene and no arrests have been made.”
Jimmy de Koster, told RTV Utrecht, “I came from my job when it happened.
“I am standing at the traffic lights on 24 October Square and I see a woman lying down, I think she is between 20 and 35.
“At that moment I heard pang pang pang three times, four men walked very fast towards her and they tried to drag her away and then I heard pang pang pang again and those guys let go of that woman again.”
An eyewitness told Dutch news site NU.nl. that “a man started shooting wildly,” Utrecht police have said they are hunting two armed men who fled the scene.