A gunman opened fire on a tram in Utrecht, in The Netherlands, reportedly killing one person. Several others have been injured in the incident.
A gunman opened fire on a tram in Utrecht, in The Netherlands, reportedly killing one person.
Several others have been injured in the incident.
"A shooting occurred on the 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht... Multiple people have been injured. The surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter," Utrecht police said on Twitter.
"It is a shooting incident in a tram. Several trauma helicopters have been deployed to provide help."
Police investigating a 'possible terrorist motive'
Media showed photographs of masked, armed police and emergency vehicles surrounding a tram that had stopped near a road bridge.
After the incident, police secured the site of a shooting in Utrecht.
Police said they were investigating a "possible terrorist motive" as part of their probe.
Ambulances rush to the area
Ambulances are also seen next to the tram after a shooting.
The shooting occurred at 24 Oktoberplein, a busy junction underneath a highway bridge.
As per the reports, tram traffic in the area was halted.
The shooting is reported at 'several' locations in Utrecht
Dutch national counter-terrorism service, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, said he was conducting "crisis consultations" over the incident.
"NCTV is monitoring the situation in Utrecht. In close contact with local authorities. We cannot rule out a terrorist motive. Crisis team is activated," he said.
He also mentioned that the shooting is reported at "several" locations in Utrecht.
Police secure the site
Police secure the site of a shooting in Utrecht.
Also, The Netherlands has boosted security at airports and other key buildings the Dutch military police said.
"In connection with the situation in Utrecht, the Royal Military Police is on high alert at the airports and at other vital buildings in The Netherlands," the force said on Twitter.