Several people have been injured in a shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht, police have said.
The shooting began at 10.45am local time when a gunman opened fire in a tram on 24 Oktoberplain, a square outside the city centre.
According to news website AD, the gunman then fled the scene.
A number of trauma helicopters were sent to the area, police said, but it is unclear how many people have been taken to hospital.
A square around a tram station outside downtown Utrecht is on lockdown following the shooting, local media reported. Police have cordoned off the area and adjacent streets, but the perpetrator managed to escape.
Ambulances and emergency services are also present although the number of injured is yet to be clarified.
Shooting inside a tram in Utrecht the Netherlands. Anti terror unit has been called in and multiple medivac helicopters have arrived at the scene.
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