This is a developing story. It may be updated as more information is released.
Police in the Netherlands have launched a manhunt for a suspect who opened fire on a tram in the city of Utrecht on Monday morning.
It’s currently unknown how many are injured or killed following the attack, but reports suggest dozens were wounded.
A shooting occurred on the #24oktoberplein in #Utrecht. The incident has been reported at 10.45 hour. Multiple people have been injured. The surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter.— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019
The attack took place at a busy intersection in a residential neighborhood of the city at 10:45 a.m. local time. Police warned the public to keep away from the scene as emergency helicopters arrived to treat the wounded.
Investigators said there may be a "terrorist motive" in the shooting, but a police spokesman said no one has been detained yet, adding that at least one suspect fled the scene of the shooting by car.
Hours after the attack, Utrecht Police released the name and photograph of a 37-year-old man born in Turkey, who they say is linked to the shooting.
The man, identified by police as Gökmen Tanis, is seen in security footage sitting on some type of public transportation. Police warned the public not to approach Tanis, but to call police instead.
Local schools and universities have closed or been put on lockdown, and other trains and trams in the city have stopped running.
In a tweet, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the incident was "very worrying." The country’s alert level was raised to its highest level in the area surrounding Utrecht.