On Monday, March 18, 2019, a suspected Turkish-born terrorist killed three tram passengers and injured five others in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The alleged man-of-interest has been identified by the Utrecht Police as Gokmen Tanis, 37.
The attack took place in the Kanaleneiland neighborhood, which is home to a large Muslim community, largely Moroccan and Turkish. It was not clear whether that influenced the decision of the gunman to open fire when and where he did.
The story of this being a terrorist is falling apart, or at least convoluted.
Some news accounts are mentioning that Gokmen Tanis has a long history of previous charges, including recent ones of rape and manslaughter. This specific incident involved his targeting a relative (his sister-in-law?) and then shooting three nearby individuals dead.
One Turkish BBC journalist claims that Tanis fought in Chechnya, and another said he shouted "Allah is great!"
Other reports continue to indicate there may have been more than one gunman.
Late in the day, Tanis was arrested.