Several injured in shooting in tram in Dutch city of Utrecht

on Mar18
by | Comments Off on Several injured in shooting in tram in Dutch city of Utrecht |

Police forces stand at the 24 Oktoberplace in Utrecht, on March 18, 2019 where a shooting took place.

Robin van Lonkhuijsen | AFP | Getty Images

Police forces stand at the 24 Oktoberplace in Utrecht, on March 18, 2019 where a shooting took place.

Schools were told to shut their doors and paramilitary police increased security at airports and other vital infrastructure. Security was stepped up at mosques.

“Several shots were fired in a tram and several people were injured. Helicopters are at the scene and no arrests have been made,” said police spokesman Joost Lanshage. He was not immediately able to provide further details.

Local broadcaster RTV Utrecht quoted a witness as saying he had seen a woman lying on the ground amid some kind of confrontation and several men ran away from the scene.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he was deeply concerned about the incident and convened crisis talks.

The incident comes after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday.

Utrecht, the Netherlands’ fourth largest city, is known for its picturesque canals and large student population. Gun killings are rare in Utrecht, as elsewhere in the Netherlands.

The Utrecht police said The October 21st square, a tram station stop outside the city centre, had been cordoned off as emergency services were at the scene.



Previous postTesla shares are about to take a turn for the worse: Piper Jaffray Next postSellers, be prepared for a home showing every day – Daily News


Los Angeles Financial times


Copyright © 2021 Los Angeles Financial times

Updates via RSS
or Email