Published: Mon, March 18, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Terrorism not ruled out as several injured in Utrecht shooting

Terrorism not ruled out as several injured in Utrecht shooting

A square around a tram station outside downtown Utrecht is on lockdown following the shooting, local media reported.

BREEK - Volgens getuigen heeft een man in een tram op weg naar Utrecht CS een wapen getrokken en meerdere personen neergeschoten. Several men ran away from the scene, the witness said. "Helicopters are at the scene and no arrests have been made", police spokesman Joost Lanshage confirmed. The city's entire tram network has also been halted, newspaper reported.

Police forces stand at the 24 Oktoberplace in Utrecht, where a shooting took place, with several people wounded. The Utrecht police confirmed that there had been a shooting and officers are at the scene. "The surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter".

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"Multiple people have been injured, " police said.

Emergency services are on the scene and first aid is being carried out on passengers.

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