Fourth victims dies following Utrecht tram attack

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By Associated Press  with NBC News World News
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Police stand guard at the cordoned off area surrounding the tram where a gunman opened fire killing at least three persons and wounding several, at the 24 Oktoberplace in Utrecht, on March 18, 2019.   -   Copyright  John Thys

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Authorities say a fourth victim has died from injuries sustained in the March 18 tram shooting in Utrecht, an incident being investigated as a possible extremist attack.

The 74-year-old man died Thursday. Two men and a woman died on the day of the attack, and one victim remains injured in hospital. No further details were available.

The main suspect in the shooting in the central Dutch city faces multiple manslaughter or murder charges and authorities continue to investigate "terrorist intent" in the attack, the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

The suspect, a Utrecht resident of Turkish descent, was arrested hours after the shooting. He has said he acted alone. Prosecutors say the man has a long criminal record and did not know any of his victims.