Shooting in Utrecht

I’m in Utrecht right now. Anyone know what’s going on?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-18/urgent-dutch-police-multiple-injuries-in-shooting-on-tram?utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=business&utm_medium=social

Glad you’re okay, just saw it myself. Twitter the usual mishmash of misinformation, probably won’t become clear for a while yet. Hope it isn’t as bad as it sounds but it’s being referred to as a ‘mass’ shooting…

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Stay safe buddy x

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Keep safe maoam

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Stay safe ma0sm

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Just saw this on the news and thought of you. Glad you’re ok and hope it’s not too awful (obviously it’s intrinsically awful)

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Police advising to stay clear of the 24 Oktoberplein area. Take care @ma0sm x

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Oh shit. Keep safe x

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think this is just to keep the public out of the way of the emergency services rather than an ‘ongoing incident’ type thing

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Yeah - sorry, could have been clearer! While there’s no details about what exactly happened it looks like the immediate incident is over.

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9 injured, 1 dead according to the Spectator

Gunman not caught yet.

Police appear to be saying there are multiple perpetrators although not clear if it’s just one gunman and an accomplice driver, or multiple gunmen. All of them got away from the scene…

Terrorism being taken seriously as a possible motive.

Stay safe mate x

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at least three killed, nine injured and motive is supposed terrorism

I’ve been told in the office that most of the city is on lockdown, they’re taking this very seriously. We’ve been advised not to leave the building until further updates. Lots of people on Facebook sharing photos of the city in areas which are usually bustling but which are currently mostly empty aside from armed police.

A photo someone else took of the forecourt just outside Utrecht Centraal which is usually an ants nest of people.

FYI @ma0sm

https://twitter.com/PolitieUtrecht/status/1107636046685188096?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1107641043850354688&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2Feurope%2Flive-news%2Futrecht-tram-shooting-live-updates-intl%2Findex.html

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Not to be that person, but is there a reason why where he was born is an import piece of information here?

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Impossible not to have the same thought considering that Erdogan has been very publically addressing what the NZ terrorist said about Turks in his manifesto; adding that in brackets seems very transparent in it’s intention.

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Yeah, I mean impossible to know why they’ve put it. My best guess would be the police added it to help jog people’s memory if he’s a casual acquaintance but the obvious implication wasn’t considered. Not great regardless though.

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