(CNN)Multiple people have been injured after a shooting incident inside a tram in the Dutch town of Utrecht, authorities have confirmed.

Dutch authorities are considering “a possible terrorist motive” for the shooting, which happened in 24 October Square at 10:45 a.m. (5:45 a.m ET) on Monday, Utrecht police said on Twitter.”We cannot rule out terrorist motive,” Holland’s National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, PJ Aalbersberg, tweeted. “Crisis team is activated.”Police officers at the scene of a shooting on a tram in Utrecht's 24 October Square.Police officers at the scene of a shooting on a tram in Utrecht's 24 October Square.Police officers at the scene of a shooting on a tram in Utrecht’s 24 October Square.Police have not taken any suspects into custody, according to Joost Lanshage, spokesman for the police in central Holland. He said the shooting was now over, but that the police operation was ongoing.

A shooting occurred on the #24oktoberplein in #Utrecht. The incident has been reported at 10.45 hour. Multiple people have been injured. The surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter.

— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019 Three rescue helicopters have been sent to the scene — which has since been cordoned off — to “monitor” the situation, Lanshage said.Read MorePrime Minister Mark Rutte told CNN’s affiliate RTL that he was “very concerned” about the incident.Emergency responders and ambulances are at the scene. This story is developing — More details to come.

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