Several people were wounded in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, police said.

The Hague, Netherlands: 

At least one person was killed in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, the Dutch ANP news agency reported on Monday.

The victim was completely covered with a sheet and lying on the tracks between two carriages, ANP quoted one of its reporters as saying. There was no immediate official confirmation.

Dutch police said they were investigating whether there was a “terrorist motive” behind a shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht that caused multiple injuries.

“A possible terrorist motive is part of the investigation”, Utrecht police said on Twitter. 

Armed police and emergency vehicles surrounding a tram that had stopped near a road bridge. (AFP)

The head of the Dutch national counter-terrorism service, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, said on Twitter that he was having “crisis consultations”, adding: “Terrorist motive not excluded. Information not yet full.”

Local media showed photographs of masked, armed police and emergency vehicles surrounding a tram that had stopped near a road bridge.

Tram traffic in the area was halted, operator Qbuzz was quoted as saying by the ANP news agency.

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