Several Injured as Man Opens Fire in Dutch Tram

A man has opened fire in a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, injuring several people, police have said.

A square near a tram station in the west of the city has been cordoned off by authorities, and emergency services are at the scene.

A police spokesman reportedly said the gunman fled the scene by car.

Police say they are investigating a “possible terrorist motive”. They have asked people to stay away to enable emergency workers to get through.

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

“A man started shooting wildly,” one eyewitness told Dutch news site NU.nl.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the government has been holding crisis talks since the shooting.