The suspect in a deadly Utrecht tram has admitted and said he was acting alone, the Dutch prosecutor's office said on Friday.
Thirty-one-year-old Thornic speaking Tanis was charged with killing three people and severely injuring three others in the March 18 assault. He faces allegations of murder with terrorist intentions. He will then appear before the court and the detention may be extended to 90 days.
March for Victims
Prosecutors have not yet confirmed the motive for the attack. However, the authorities said the investigation had not yet established any link between Tanis and his victims, questioning a statement by some of his Turkish media relatives in the hours after the shooting was a "family" or link.
Now investigators investigate whether violence "runs out of personal problems combined with a radicalized ideology." Prosecutors have asked the suspect to be subjected to a psychiatric assessment. The second suspect, a 40-year-old man who was detained because Tanis was found in his home, was released Friday after the police ruled out the possibility of being an accomplice to the crime or impeding justice.
Later on Friday, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rut, the mayors of the four largest Dutch cities and hundreds of residents, is expected to take part in a silent march in honor of the victims.