Netherlands Tram Shooting: Dutch Police Arrest Utrecht Shooting Suspect Gokmen Tanis From Oudenoord
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Utrecht, March 18: Dutch police on Monday arrested the suspect in a shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht in which three people were killed, a police chief said. "We have just been informed that the suspect has been arrested," Utrecht police chief Rob van Bree told a news conference.

Police had earlier said they were searching for Turkish-born suspect Gokmen Tanis, 37, and issued a picture of him. The head of the Dutch national counter-terrorism service, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, confirmed "the arrest of the main suspect for the shooting". Netherlands Tram Shooting: One Dead As Gunman Opens Fire on Tram in Utrecht, Picture of Suspect Gökman Tanis Released.

He said authorities had lowered the threat level in Utrecht from the maximum level five as a result of the arrest.

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