Skip to comments.Dutch tram shooting: Multiple people hurt in possible terror attack, police say
Posted on 03/18/2019 4:50:58 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
UTRECHT, Netherlands - A shooting on a Dutch tram left several people injured in Utrecht, multiple news outlets are reporting.
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The BBC says that the Prime Minister over there has cancelled his regular meeting with coalition parties in his government and is very concerned about what happened.
Also “possible terrorist motive” in the story.
But only America has mass killings...
Per Dutch media reports: At least one dead, several injured, 1 to 2 peeps on the loose, mosques in Utrecht are told to close and are being “guarded”, possible “terrorist” motive.
Perps, not peeps.
Easter is coming. Maybe the perps were peeps.
Geert Wilders tweeting in Dutch ten minutes ago.
He was campaigning I guess for elections in May to the EU parliament.
Message appears to be one of suspending his campaigning.
Scratch that about May elections, provincial elections are set for Wednesday and Wilders was campaigning for them.
Peeps are non-violent.
Headlines from NOS Dutch TV News via Google Translation.
“NCTV; ALL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TERRORIST ATTACK”
“POLITICAL PARTIES STOP CAMPAIGNING, RUTTE (PRIME MINISTER) MEETS IN CRISIS MEETING”
My translation app is giving me fits this moring, but I think those elections may have just been postponed.
maak nederland weer fantastisch
Utrecht shooting: ‘One dead’ as man opens fire in tram
A gunman has opened fire inside a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht.
Several people have been injured and one is feared to have died in the shooting at about 10:45 local time (09:45 GMT) near the 24 Oktoberplein junction, reports say.
Police say the gunman is still at large. The area has been cordoned off, trams stopped and schools have been asked to keep their doors closed.
Counter-terror police reportedly say it has all the marks of a terror attack.
The Dutch anti-terrorism co-ordinator is in touch with local authorities and says the threat level has been temporarily raised to its highest point in Utrecht.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he was “deeply concerned” and cancelled his weekly coalition talks.
Security services have reportedly told Utrecht’s University Medical Centre to open the dedicated emergency ward to help care for the injured.
Utrecht University has reportedly closed all buildings, with nobody allowed in or out. Trains are also not allowed to run into Utrecht Central station.
“A man started shooting wildly,” one eyewitness told Dutch news site NU.nl.
Another witness told Dutch public broadcaster NOS he saw an injured woman with blood on her hands and clothes.
(more at BBC link)
The BBC updated with this sentence:
“Heavily-armed police are reportedly gathered outside a house on a nearby street and keeping bystanders back, with reports they are preparing a raid”
More crazy Mennonites you figure?
Thanks for the update.
The police have video of the getaway car...
Heavily-armed police are reportedly gathered outside a house “
Wait. Guns can be used to stop crimes?
Tighter gun laws than New Zealand. Still, guns are the problem.
Compare the reactions. New Zealand, and now this. In both cases the Westerners bow down in submission and beg forgiveness.
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