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The suspect of the streetcar shootings in Utrecht admits that he acted alone DW



The suspect in a deadly streetcar shooting in Utrecht has confessed and said he acted alone, the Dutch prosecutor said Friday.

Turkey-born Gokmen Tanis, 37, is accused of shooting three people and injuring another three March 18th attack. He is charged with murder for terrorist purposes.

A judge on Friday ordered that he remain in detention for another two weeks. He will then appear in court and the sentence may be extended to 90 days.

March for the victims

The prosecution does not yet have to confirm the motive for the attack. The authorities have said, however, that the investigation has not revealed a connection between Tanis and his victims. In the hours that followed, when filming was a family or relationship issue, some of his relatives questioned the Turkish media

Investigators are now investigating whether violence "is due to personal problems associated with a family relationship radicalized ideology resulted ". The prosecution has asked the suspect to undergo a psychiatric examination.

It is known that the suspect is convicted. A second suspect, a 40-year-old man who was arrested for finding Tanis in his home, was released on Friday after the police ruled that he was an accomplice to the crime or obstructed the judiciary.

Later on Friday Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the mayors of the four largest Dutch cities and hundreds of residents are expected to take part in a quiet march to honor the victims. [1

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