Dutch Police Arrest Man Who Opened Fire On A Tram
By Bill Galluccio
March 18, 2019
De politie vraagt u uit te kijken naar de 37-jarige Gökman Tanis (geboren in Turkije) in verband met het incident vanmorgen aan het #24oktoberplein in Utrecht.— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019
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Authorities in the Netherlands say they have taken a man into custody who allegedly opened fire on a tram in the city of Utrecht, leaving three people dead and five others injured. Officials released a photo of the suspect, identified as 37-year-old Gökmen Tanis, who is from Turkey.
Authorities initially said they could not rule out terrorism as a motive for the attack and raised the terror alert for the area to its highest level. Authorities now believe that Tanis may have been been targeting a family member and shot at people who rushed to her aid.
Tanis has had numerous run-ins with law enforcement, including charges of burglary, shoplifting, drink-driving and assaulting a police officer. He was recently due to appear in court to face rape charges.
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