The Latest: Dutch: Utrecht shooting suspect has confessed

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UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

Dutch prosecutors say the suspect in the deadly Utrecht tram shooting has confessed and said that he acted alone.

Prosecution spokesman Frans Zonneveld told The Associated Press on Friday that the motive for Monday’s shooting that left three people dead and three seriously wounded is still under investigation.

The 37-year-old suspect, Gokmen Tanis, faces charges including multiple murder with a terrorist intent.

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12:30 p.m.

An investigating judge on Friday extended by two weeks the detention of a man suspected of killing three passengers on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht and seriously wounding three more, in what is being investigated as a likely terror attack.

Court spokeswoman Els de Stigter said that a judge ordered the suspect, identified by police as 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, to remain in custody for a further 14 days as investigations continue.

In a statement, the court said that the judge ruled that “the suspicion is strong enough to detain the man for longer.”

Tanis was arrested hours after the tram shooting Monday and police say he is being held on charges including multiple murder or manslaughter with terrorist intent.

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