Three dead, several wounded in Dutch train shooting incident

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Three dead, several wounded in Dutch train shooting incident

The Hague (Agencies): At least three people were and several others were injured in a shooting in the Dutch town of Utrecht, say police.


The incident unfolded on or near a tram, according to Joost Lanshage, spokesman for the police in central Holland.

Local police confirmed on Twitter that the incident took place at the 24th of October Square, which has been closed off.

The shooting, which was reported at 10:45 a.m. (5:45 a.m ET), is now over -- however the police operation is ongoing, Lanshage added.

Three helicopters were dispatched to the area after the shooting, which took place at about 10.45am.

Police appealed to the public to stay away to allow first responders to do their work.