Breaking: 1 feared dead, several injured as another gunman opens fire on tram in Dutch city

Breaking: 1 feared dead, several injured as another gunman opens fire on tram in Dutch city

An unidentified man has opened fire in a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, leaving one person feared dead and several people injured, the BBC reports.

According to the newspaper, the police have cordoned off a square near the tram station in the west of the city and emergency services are at the scene.

Police say they are investigating a “possible terrorist motive” while the Dutch anti-terrorism co-ordinator has also reportedly called a meeting.

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The shooting took place around the 24 Oktoberplein junction at about 10:45 local time (09:45 GMT). Three helicopters have been despatched.

Security services have reportedly told Utrecht's University Medical Centre to open the dedicated emergency ward to help care for the injured.

According to BBC, a witness told Dutch public broadcaster NOS he saw an injured woman with blood on her hands and clothes.

"I brought her into my car and helped her," he said. "When the police arrived, she was unconscious."

As at the time of filing this report, it is unknown how many were injured or how seriously they were hurt.

Utrecht's transport authority said tram services in the city have all been cancelled.

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