Armed police have arrested a suspect after a gunman carrying army clothes opened fireplace inside a classroom at a Dutch college hospital and wounded at the very least one particular person.
The taking pictures sparked mass panic as terrified college students, sufferers and well being staff ran for his or her lives out of the Erasmus Medical Centre within the port metropolis of Rotterdam.
Video later confirmed a person being arrested by armed cops after that they had stormed the constructing to see if the shooter, described as a tall man carrying fight clothes, was nonetheless inside.
Police are additionally probing a second taking pictures at a close-by house which occurred earlier than the college got here beneath assault. Officers have confirmed that at the very least three folks had been injured throughout the 2 shootings in Rotterdam this afternoon.
A 32-year-old man was arrested on the hospital’s helipad and police had been investigating his doable involvement in each shootings. Officers mentioned he used a handgun for the assaults.
Terrified college students had been seen fleeing the college medical centre after it got here beneath assault from a gunman
Video confirmed a person being arrested by armed cops after that they had stormed the constructing to see if the shooter was nonetheless inside
Footage shared extensively on social media confirmed scared college students sprinting for his or her lives in Rotterdam
Police launched a manhunt within the Netherlands after an attacker carrying army clothes opened fireplace
An arrest crew was checking the Erasmus Medical Middle to determine if the shooter was nonetheless within the constructing, police added
Law enforcement officials direct bystanders away from the doorway to the hospital after it got here beneath fireplace
A affected person is taken away from the medical centre in Rotterdam. The college has been cordoned off
Medical workers evacuate the Erasmus MC Rotterdam which has been cordoned off by police
Netherlands’ cops collect close to the doorway to The Erasmus College Medical Middle (Erasmus MC) in Rotterdam on September 28, 2023
Dutch media had been reporting that there have been fires at each the home – the place the blaze has been put out – and the college hospital, the place flames are nonetheless burning.
It’s not but clear if the 2 incidents are linked however they occurred shut to at least one one other.
A number of officers, together with specialised arrest groups, have been pictured on the hospital which has been cordoned off.
Armed police had been pictured scouring the roof of the medical centre, whereas police helicopters hovered over the town.
Footage shared on social media confirmed college students sprinting by way of the corridors attempting to flee the gunfire and flames.
One scholar informed the Dutch every day: ‘We simply needed to run away from the arrest crew to behind the varsity. One thing is just not proper.’
One aged affected person was pictured being evacuated out of the medical centre in a wheelchair as armed police swarmed the constructing which is house to Rotterdam’s Erasmus College’s college of drugs.
Earlier, police mentioned the gunman presumably left the scene on a bike, however they later mentioned an arrest crew was checking the Erasmus Medical Centre to determine if he was nonetheless within the constructing.
Law enforcement officials from the particular intervention service on the Erasmus MC Rotterdam
A number of officers, together with specialised arrest groups, have been pictured on the hospital which has been cordoned off
In July, two folks and a gunman had been injured in a taking pictures at a summer time carnival in Rotterdam.
The gunman was shot by police a number of occasions after opening fireplace.
There have additionally been scores of small explosions and at houses and companies throughout Rotterdam this 12 months, blamed on rival drug gangs.