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DUTCH: Several hurts as a man open fire in a tram

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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 junctions at about 10:45 local time (09:45 GMT). Three helicopters have been despatched.

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

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

Utrecht’s transport authority said tram services in the city have all been cancelled.