The Hague, Netherlands — The primarywithin the Dutch metropolis of Utrecht will likely be charged with offenses together with a number of homicide or manslaughter with a terrorist intent, prosecutors mentioned Thursday. Investigations thus far into Monday’s taking pictures that left three lifeless and three severely injured point out that the shooter acted alone, prosecutors mentioned in a written assertion.
The primary suspect, recognized by police as Gokmen Tanis, a 37-year-old man of Turkish descent, additionally faces fees of tried homicide or manslaughter and making threats with a terrorist intent.
The prosecution workplace assertion provides that investigations are persevering with into whether or not the suspect’s actions “flowed from private issues mixed with a radicalized ideology.”
The staff investigating the taking pictures will ask a forensic psychiatry and psychology institute to hold out a character check on the suspect.
Tanis is to seem earlier than an investigating choose on Friday. Such hearings are held behind closed doorways.
A 40-year-oldcontinues to be underneath investigation to ascertain “if he probably had a supporting position, exterior the taking pictures incident,” prosecutors mentioned.
Two males and a girl had been killed Monday when a shooter opened hearth on a tram in Utrecht. Authorities put the Netherlands’ fourth largest metropolis in lockdown for hours amid fears that a couple of shooter was lively at completely different places.
The phobia alert stage additionally was raised from 4 to the utmost 5 whereas police hunted for the shooter. It was dropped to 4 as soon as the suspect was detained.
Prosecutors have mentioned they had been targeted on a doable terrorist motive due to the character of the taking pictures – they are saying not one of the victims was recognized to the alleged shooter – and due to a word present in a getaway automobile. They haven’t disclosed what was written within the word.
A silent march is deliberate for Friday night in Utrecht to commemorate the victims.