WATCH: Holland, shooting on a tram in Utrecht

At least one person died and several were injured in a shooting this morning at around 10.45am local time in the Dutch city of Utrecht. According to reports by De Telegraaf, to shoot the passengers of a tram in October 24th square, a residential and peripheral area of ​the city, an important University center of the Netherlands; would have been a man, who then fled.

The police do not exclude the hypothesis that the attackers were more than one. Anti-terrorism units and helicopters intervened on the spot. The mission was a little more complicated than it would have normally been due to a police strike which is taking place throughout the Netherlands. The police surrounded a building on Trumanlaan Street, 700 meters away from the site of the attack, in search of the attacker who fled from the scene of the attack.

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A journalist from the Dutch news agency ANP – who arrived at the scene – said he saw a victim lying on the ground, covered by a sheet on the rails between two trams. The Dutch police, who are investigating the shooting in Utrecht, “consider a possible terrorist motive”. Prime Minister Mark Rutte spoke of a “worrying” situation and brought together the crisis unit. The mayor of Utrecht, Jan Van Zanen, called the shooting on the tram “a horrible and extreme act”.

The Utrecht police also urged citizens to leave the streets free to allow rescuers to do their best. The level of terrorism alert was raised throughout the province of Utrecht and the schools were closed. “In relation to the situation in Utrecht, the royal military police also issued the alert in airports and other sensitive buildings,” the agents wrote on Twitter. Alert also in Amsterdam and Rotterdam where, the Nos website writes, vigilance in stations and mosques has been strengthened.