Update 18.45 Threat level reduced to level 4 in province of Utrecht

The NCTV has reduced the threat level for the province of Utrecht to level 4. Motive is the arrest of the main suspect of the shooting. This brings the threat level for the Netherlands as a whole back to 4. 

Hulpdiensten en politie bij tram in Utrecht

Hulpdiensten en politie bij tram in Utrecht

17.15

The National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism has decided to remain at threat level 5 in the province of Utrecht until at least 22.00 hours. The threat level for the rest of the Netherlands remains at 4. The reason to keep the threat level for the province of Utrecht at 5, is that the suspect is still on the run, and to keep the public alert . There is still no more information about the motive for this shooting, we cannot rule out a terrorist motive.
The NCTV advises to follow instructions of local authorities. More information to come.

12.30

The national coordinator for security and counterterrorism has temporarily raised the threat level to 5, exclusively for the province of Utrecht until 1800 hrs today. Level five is the highest threat level. We cannot rule out that the shooting earlier today in the city of Utrecht has a terrorist motive. The suspect is still on the run. Please follow the instructions from your local authorities. More information will follow.