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18 Mar 2019 | 12:03 PM UTC

Netherlands: At least one killed following shooting incident in Utrecht March 18 /update 1

Netherlands News Alert

Shooting leaves one killed and several wounded in Utrecht March 18; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Amsterdam). COUNTRY/REGION Utrecht

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At least one person was killed and several others injured following a shooting in a tram at 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht on Monday, March 18. Police forces are treating the incident as a possible terrorist attack, with anti-terror police being deployed in the area. The shooter is still at large and the area has been coordoned off; all schools in the city have also been put on lockdown until further notice. A heavy security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours. Associated traffic disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the area.


Individuals in Utrecht are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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