1 Dead In Netherlands Shooting, Possible “Terrorist Motive”, Says Police

At least one person was killed in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, the Dutch international news agency reported on Monday.

The victim was completely covered with a sheet and lying on the tracks between two carriages, as reported. There was no immediate official confirmation.

Dutch police said they were investigating whether there was a “terrorist motive” behind a shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht that caused multiple injuries.

“A possible terrorist motive is part of the investigation”, Utrecht police said on Twitter.

Armed police and emergency vehicles surrounding a tram that had stopped near a road bridge.

The head of the Dutch national counter-terrorism service, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, said on Twitter that he was having “crisis consultations”, adding: “Terrorist motive not excluded. Information not yet full.”

Local media showed photographs of masked, armed police and emergency vehicles surrounding a tram that had stopped near a road bridge.

Tram traffic in the area was halted, operator Qbuzz was quoted as saying by the news agency.

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