Gunman arrested after killing 3 in Utrecht tram shooting

Gunman opens fire on Dutch tram

    2019/03/19

NSFW    UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS — A Turkish man has been arrested following a shooting on a tram in Utrecht.

The BBC reports that the shooting took place at around 10:45 a.m. on board a tram in Utrecht's 24 Oktoberplein junction.

According to the New York Times, witness accounts indicate that someone had activated the emergency brakes, as passengers screamed and clamored to escape.

Reuters reports that at least three people were killed and nine others injured. According to the New York Times, some were wounded by shattering glass.

After the gunman stepped off the tram, the Telegraph reports that he escaped in a stolen red Renault Clio. Police conducted house-to-house raids and arrested the suspect after an eight-hour manhunt.

Authorities initially said the shooting was a terrorist incident, but later claimed they were not ruling out a personal motive.

According to Turkey's Anadolu news agency, relatives of 37-year-old suspect Gokmen Tanis said the shooting was due to a family dispute. They alleged that only one person — possibly his former wife — was the intended target.
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