The Netherlands

King & Queen of The Netherlands release statement following Utrecht terror attack



King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have released a statement following the terror attack in Utrecht on Monday morning which has claimed the lives of three people.

The King and Queen said: “It is a great sadness to us that three people were killed and others were seriously injured in an attack in Utrecht. We feel intensely for the victims and their families. Acts of violence are completely unacceptable. Let us all stand united for a society where people can feel safe and where freedom and tolerance prevail. We would like to thank all emergency services who are currently working with those affected. We are with the citizens of Utrecht in our thoughts.”

Three people died and multiple people were injured after a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning.

The shooting was quickly declared as a terrorist incident and the region’s terror threat has been raised to the maximum level.

Mosques and educational establishments in the area have been ordered to close as no suspects have been apprehended.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has cancelled his coalition talks to monitor the situation.