Police in Utrecht, Netherlands arrested a ‘Turkish suspect’ following an attack on a commuter tram earlier Monday that left at least three people dead and more than nine injured.
“A Turkish man was captured Monday, hours after he was identified as the suspect who allegedly gunned down three people and wounded several others on a Netherlands tram in an apparent terror attack, Dutch police said,” reports Fox News.
Dutch police arrest wanted man following a shooting in the city of Utrecht which left three people dead https://t.co/8OedeSbMlE
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 18, 2019
“We cannot exclude, even stronger, we assume a terror motive,” said Utrecht Mayor Jan van Zanen.
BREAKING NOW: Dutch Police Hunt ‘Turkish’ Suspect After ‘Apparent Terror Attack’ Kills 3, Injures 9
Dutch police are actively hunting for a “37-year-old Turkish man” after a lone-gunman opened fire on a commuter tram in the city of Utrecht Monday; killing at least three people and injuring nine in what authorities describe as an “apparent terror attack.”
“Three people died and nine were injured on Monday in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, which the authorities called a possible terrorist attack, and a manhunt was underway for a gunman who escaped the scene,” reports the New York Times.
“The Netherlands’ main counterterrorism agency raised its assessment of the threat in Utrecht province, just southeast of Amsterdam, to the highest level, and said it had activated a crisis team. The Dutch paramilitary police increased security at airports and other vital infrastructure points,” adds the report.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
BE VIGILANT: US State Dept. Warns of ‘Christmas’ Terror Threat for Americans in Spain
The United States Department of State issued a chilling warning to Americans vacationing in Spain over the Christmas holiday; urging travelers in Barcelona to be vigilant against potential terror attacks in major tourist hotspots throughout the city.
“Exercise heightened caution around areas of vehicle movement, including buses, in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona during Christmas and New Year’s. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public areas,” posted the department on social media.
#Spain: Exercise heightened caution around areas of vehicle movement, including buses, in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona during Christmas and New Year’s. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public areas. pic.twitter.com/MPGiZwMwxq
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) December 23, 2018
Las Ramblas and the surrounding area was hit with a major terror attack in summer 2017 when an ISIS-inspired fighter drove a van into a crowded pedestrian walkway; killing fourteen people and injuring over 100.