Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Germany tightens border with Netherlands after Utrecht shooting


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com

German police said they were tightening controls on the country’s border with the Netherlands and were searching for the gunman who carried out the shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

The spokesman of the Federal Police in the North Rhine-Westphalia state, Heinrich Ulstein, said that additional police force was being deputed not only to monitor the main highways, but also the small crossings and railway stations.

The spokesman added that the federal police were in close contact with the Dutch authorities and had descriptions of the suspect, noting that the German authorities were initially informed of the search for a car but was now informed that the car was found in the city of Utrecht.

Three persons died and a number of people were injured in a shooting incident targeting electric train in the center of Utrecht, while the Dutch military police raised the alert to “extreme” at Netherlands airports and vital areas. Police also investigated the possibility that the attack would be motivated Terrorism.


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