Update (10:00 a.m. EST): Dutch police said that the death toll has risen to three and that there are more than 9 people injured. The gunman, 37-year-old Gokman Tanis, remains at large.
Dutch police have identified the Utrecht shooting suspect as 37-year-old Turkish-born man named Gokman Tanis.
Authorities say that Tanis opened fire on train passengers in Utrecht, Netherlands, killing one and injuring several others. At this time, the exact number or extent of injuries has not been specified.
Following Tanis’ attack, the Netherlands’ government put the country on terror threat level five — their highest terror threat level — as Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte described the situation as “very worrying.”
Additionally, the Dutch government increased security at schools, mosques and transportation hubs following the shooting.
At the time of this writing, police are currently still searching for Tanis as he remains on the run. Authorities have asked civilians not to approach Tanis if they see him as he is considered armed and dangerous.
Utrecht police confirmed Tanis’ identity in a tweet asking the public to “look out” for him.
Not much else is known about the suspect or his motives at the time of this writing.
The terror attack in the Dutch city of Utrecht comes just days after a deadly mass shooting in New Zealand left at least 49 people dead.
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