The suspect, beforehand recognized as Turkish-born 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, will seem in courtroom on Friday accused of offenses of a number of homicide or manslaughter with a terrorist goal, and risk with a terrorist goal, in keeping with the assertion.
“Moreover, it’s being investigated whether or not the accused acted solely for the sake of a terrorist motive, or whether or not his actions have been primarily based on private issues together with radicalized concepts.”
The Netherlands Institute for Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology will conduct an examination of the suspect, authorities mentioned.
Whereas the investigation is “nonetheless very a lot ongoing,” no connection has but been discovered between the suspect and the victims, the assertion provides.
One other 40-year-old one who was arrested in connection to this incident on Tuesday continues to be being investigated for any hyperlinks to the taking pictures, prosecutors added.
Dutch authorities uncovered potential terror motives behind the assault after discovering a letter in a getaway automobile, police mentioned on Tuesday.
“A terrorist motive is being severely thought of,” Utrecht’s police and public prosecutor mentioned in a joint assertion. “A letter discovered within the flight automobile and the character of occasions give trigger for this. Different motives are usually not excluded and are additionally being investigated.” The contents of the letter haven’t but been revealed.
Police additionally launched additional particulars about these killed and injured within the assault earlier this week; they recognized the victims who died as a 19-year-old lady from Vianen, a 49-year-old man from Utrecht and a 28-year-old man additionally from Utrecht.
Three of these wounded — a 20-year-old lady from Utrecht, a 74-year-old man from De Meern and a 21-year-old lady from Nieuwegein — suffered critical accidents and stay in a essential situation.