Authorities Arrest Suspected Gunman In Utrecht Tram Capturing


Authorities within the Netherlands have arrested a suspect concerned in a capturing that killed three individuals and injured 5 others in a tram within the central Dutch metropolis of Utrecht on Monday morning.

Utrecht police recognized the suspect within the capturing as Gökmen Tanis, a 37-year-old man who was born in Turkey. The capturing prompted a manhunt within the metropolis and authorities mentioned they had been contemplating all motives, together with terrorism.

Throughout a press convention on Monday, Utrecht Mayor Jan van Zanen mentioned they had been nonetheless looking for the suspect.

Nonetheless, on the finish of the press convention, authorities had been knowledgeable that the “primary suspect” concerned within the capturing had been detained. Police confirmed that that the suspect was Tanis.

The motive for the capturing was not recognized, the mayor mentioned through the press convention.

“As we speak is a black day for our metropolis, for Utrecht,” he mentioned. “Unsuspecting and harmless individuals within the tram on their method to work or faculty had been attacked.”

Following the capturing, authorities had raised the risk stage to most of 5 within the metropolis as they’d not dominated out terrorism as a motive, in accordance with the nation’s head of counterterrorism, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg.

After the suspect was detained, the risk stage was introduced all the way down to four, Aalbersberg introduced on Twitter.

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