It was initially reported that a total of three people were injured in the shooting at the university clinic and an apartment in Rotterdam. The police had arrested a suspect. He is also said to have set fire to the clinic.
The fire is reportedly under control. The authorities wanted to inform the media at a press conference that evening (6:45 p.m.). Police in the Dutch port city said the suspect was a 32-year-old from Rotterdam.
Media previously reported that at least one person was killed in the apartment. According to a spokesman, the police assume that one perpetrator is responsible for both incidents. According to witnesses, the man in military combat clothing shot people with a handgun in a lecture hall at the Rotterdam University Hospital.
Fire had also broken out in both places and the fires were under control. However, several departments of the hospital had been evacuated. Doctors, nursing staff and patients had to leave the clinic. The police were deployed with helicopters and special forces. Armed units searched the clinic and arrested the man. How the two incidents are related is still being investigated.
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