At Least One Dead And Several Wounded From A "Possible Terrorist" Shooting In Netherlands

The shooter opened fire around 10.45am in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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Police in the Utrecht, Netherlands have cordoned off a tram station outside the city centre after a shooting incident that has left at least one passenger dead and several wounded

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The Independent reported that several people were wounded after a man opened fire on a tram around 10.45am (5.45pm in Malaysia).

The incident occurred close to 24 Oktoberplein, a tram stop outside the city centre.

Three air ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the incident to treat injured passengers.

The perpetrator fled the scene right after firing the shots

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"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, reported The Independent.

Local media reports also suggest that the police are on the hunt for multiple suspects. 

Dutch authorities have raised Utrecht's terrorism threat level to its highest

Schools have been instructed to keep their doors closed and security has been increased at The Hague, mosques, and transportation hubs.

Utretch police have also warned the public to not go near the scene of the incident.

The shooting comes just a few days after a white supremacist attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand:

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