According to an unknown eyewitness who told The Dutch news site,“a man started shooting wildly.”
Another witness told the Dutch public broadcaster that he saw an injured woman with blood over her hands and clothes. The witness goes on further to say, “I brought her into my car as we waited for help from the police.” Further investigations are being done towards the matter even as the police are relying on security camera video feeds. The police are also counting on the public to produce photos which they took during the incident.
The attack has seen the closure of trams and trains because of the increased threat level. This has disabled the transport system. The attack has affected most systems including schools. The incident has also caused the closure of most institutions is Utrecht such as the Utrecht University and mosques. The police have also increased security in airports throughout the Netherlands. The attack has dramatically affected the number of tourists and investors entering the country. This has, in turn, lowered the stock exchange market for the Dutch.
There are numerous motives behind a terrorist attack. According to studies, terrorism is a gear meant to facilitate many things with the most common being fear. However, when the topic is brought to the table, we find that there are also other motives behind terrorism. These include power, profit gains, and attacks on religion. With each attack, there is a gain for those who finance the unspeakable act of terrorism.
Shirley Mist has been involved in fashion and design for many years. She has also written extensively for many online publications. She currently writes for The Tribune World and is a valued member of our team.