At least one person has died and a number of people injured in a mass shooting in Holland, in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning, by a man who had possible terrorist motive, local news reports.
One or several gunmen opened fire on a tram in the city centre at around 10.45 local time on Monday morning, before fleeing the scene, witnesses say.
Police say one or multiple assailants are still at large, and have since instructed all schools, as well as mosques and transportation hubs, in the city to keep their doors closed.
Shortly after 12.30 local time, the Dutch government raised the terrorism threat level to the highest possible in the province of Utrecht.
The Dutch anti-terror coordinator Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said in a statement that the ‘threat level has gone to 5, exclusively for the Utrecht province,’ referring to the highest level. ‘The culprit is still on the run.
Video footage from Utrecht today shows armed anti-terrorism police surrounding a building where the assailant is believed to be located.