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Author: American Military University

By PoliceOne Staff

UTRECHT, Netherlands — Police have arrested a suspect in the attack on a Netherlands tram that left three dead and five wounded.

According to the BBC, police have arrested a man in connection with the attack.

Earlier, police said they were searching for 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis.

It’s not clear where the man was arrested.

“We cannot exclude a terrorist motive,” Dutch anti-terrorism co-ordinator Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said during a news conference on Monday.

The threat level has been raised to its highest point in the province with schools closing and security increased at airports and mosques.

As reported in the press conference: The police arrested a man for his involvement in the shooting at the #24oktoberplein in #Utrecht.

— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019

Correction: The name is spelled “Gökmen Tanis”. https://t.co/t7iXZZkGFd

— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019

The police asks you to look out for the 37 year old Gökman Tanis (born in Turkey) associated with the incident this morning at the #24oktoberplein in #Utrecht. Do not approach him but call 0800-6070. pic.twitter.com/U1IWEDtUYu

— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019

This is a breaking story. More information will be updated when available.

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©2019 Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (Hamburg, Germany)

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