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Cops: Shooting on Dutch Trolley Has 'Possible Terrorist Motive'

Dutch cops say Utrecht incident left multiple people injured
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2019 6:19 AM CDT
A body is covered with a white sheet after a shooting in a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, Monday, March 18, 2019.   (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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(Newser) – Dutch police say one person is possibly dead and multiple people are hurt after someone opened fire Monday morning on a trolley in Utrecht, about 30 miles southeast of Amsterdam. "A man started shooting wildly," a witness tells local media, via the BBC, which adds the gunman is believed to still be on the run. Cops are looking into a "possible terrorist motive," and a police spokesman says three rescue choppers have been dispatched, per CNN. Utrecht police say the area near the shooting has been cordoned off, and all tram service has been temporarily suspended, per transport officials. Dutch officials later upgraded the terrorism threat level to its highest with the gunman still on the loose. (Read more Netherlands stories.)

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