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August 24, 2019
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Dutch Police arrest Utrecht tram shooter

UTRECHT (Netherlands): Dutch police arrested the suspect involved in shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht which left three people dead and nine others injured.

Utrecht police chief Rob van Bree told a news conference that police have arrested the suspect.

Police had earlier said they were searching for Turkish-born suspect Gokmen Tanis, 37, and issued a picture of him.

The head of the Dutch national counter-terrorism service, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, confirmed “the arrest of the main suspect for the shooting”.

He said authorities had lowered the threat level in Utrecht from the maximum level five as a result of the arrest.