Breaking: Dutch Police Hunt Suspect In Shooting That Injured Dozens

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Breaking: Dutch Police Hunt Suspect In Shooting That Injured Dozens

China Global Television Network / Utrecht Police

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.

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.

Gí¶kmen Tanis
Tanis is a person of interest in the shooting, but police warn the public not to approach him.Utrecht Police

The man, identified by police as Gí¶kmen 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.

Police have reportedly stationed extra officers at mosques in the nearby city of Rotterdam, due to security concerns following last week's shootings in New Zealand.

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.

[H/T: USA Today, Bloomberg]

Our thoughts are with the people of the Netherlands, and the families of the victims.

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