Witnesses sought

Person dies at University Library's parking lot *updated

Hulpdiensten op de Cambridgelaan
Ambulances were soon called to the scene. Photo: DUB

The police arrived at the scene around 8:00 am. Firetrucks and ambulances were also quick to arrive, but the person was found dead. About half an hour later, it was time for the air medical services to land on the field of the Johanna student housing complex.

The police are looking for people who saw what happened to the person. "We always do that when someone dies in unknown circumstances," explains a spokesperson for the police. They aim to find out whether the person fell from the roof and, if so, how exactly that happened. A lot of people gathered at the parking lot around 8:00 am. Those who did see or hear anything are asked to get in touch with the police through the following phone number: 0900-8844. Utrecht University also offers assistance to anyone who saw the accident happening. They can contact Koos Maissan, from Corporate Social Services, by calling 06-4155 1478.

Once the police arrived at the scene, the place was immediately isolated and the parking lot was closed. Aid workers from the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences conducted cyclists and pedestrians to the other side of the road. Car drivers were allowed to use the parking lot again by 10:00 am.

Update from September 22, 2022:
The Utrecht Police announced via Twitter that no crime has been committed. The investigation has been closed.

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