The mayor of Utrecht said three died in the tram shooting this morning.
Rabat – Police in Utrecht, the Netherlands, are still looking for a man who opened fire in a tram on Monday morning.
Police have issued several statements on the situation, urging people to stay inside. The country’s police also temporarily raised the Netherlands’ threat level to the highest level.
In a tweet, police said they are not ruling out other attacks because the attacker is still on the run. Police also called on people to report any “suspicious situation to the police via 112.”
Police are advising people in Utrecht “not to go to the Kanaleneiland area.”
The tram’s surveillance video caught images of the shooter. Police identified the attacker as a 37-year-old Turkish-born man, named Gokman Tanis.
De politie bevestigt dat het beeld op dit moment is dat er sprake is van 3 doden en 9 gewonden. #24oktoberplein #utrecht
In the case of the shooting at the #24oktoberplein in Utrecht the police confirms 3 death and 9 injured.
— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019
The gunman injured nine people, three of whom are in critical condition. The mayor of Utrecht confirmed that three deaths have been recorded.
In another tweet, the police confirmed that there were three deaths and nine injured.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he was “deeply concerned” about the attack.
The prime minister also announced the cancellation of the weekly coalition discussions.
Rutte said, “If it is terror attack then we have only one answer: our nation, democracy must be stronger than fanaticism and violence.”
While Utrecht police did not announced how many people were injured or possible killed victims, news outlets reported that there were three deaths among the victims.