Three people were killed and nine were injured on Monday morning, March 18, in a shooting in the Dutch Utrecht. This was announced by the National counter-terrorism Agency.
The head of the Agency at a press conference in the Hague announced that the city is a large-scale police operation: “We know that the suspect is on the run, the priority of the forces of Utrecht, the police and all services — to find his trail […].This is a dangerous situation and I urge all citizens to be vigilant and to follow the messages of the government and local authorities.”
Earlier it was reported that shooting in the tram on the outskirts of Utrecht killed at least one man and several were wounded. Later local mass media wrote that the shooting could happen in several places. As it became known, was later declared wanted by the 37-year-old native of Turkey Hekman Tanis. Law enforcement agencies of Utrecht asked residents not to approach this man.
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands mark Rutte said that “deeply concerned” by the incident. He also said that security measures have been strengthened near the government building in the Hague. Authorities declared the highest level of terrorist danger. Security measures stepped up at airports and demanded that schools close the front door.