March 21, 2019 / 10:33 AM / 2 months ago

Dutch prosecutors: Utrecht shooting suspect had "radicalized ideology"

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Justice and Security Ferdinand Grapperhaus place flowers at a makeshift memorial at the site of a tram shooting in Utrecht, Netherlands March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors said in a statement on Thursday that the man arrested on suspicion of shooting three people dead in Utrecht this week had a “radicalized ideology” but it was not yet clear whether he was motivated solely by a terrorist intent.

The suspect, 37-year-old Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, is to go before a judge on Friday. Prosecutors added that he is slated to go under psychological examination.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Toby Chopra

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