Schiphol airport evacuated as man held

Schiphol airport evacuated as man held

This is the dramatic moment police shot a man at an Dutch airport after he threatened people with a knife.

The emergency prompted the authorities to evacuate part of Schiphol, one of Europe's biggest airports.

The incident, which sparked a brief evacuation of parts of the airport, was not being treated as an extremist attack. There were no other injuries reported.

The situation is now safe, the Marechaussee police service said, and the suspect had been detained and removed from the scene.

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Passengers took to social media to describe the incident.

Police at Schiphol airport near Amsterdam shot and arrested a man who allegedly had a knife.

A tweet from Dutch military police read: "Man at Schiphol shot at by the military police, after he made threats with a knife". 'He was injured and has been taken into custody'.

There are no further details about the suspect or his motives as yet. Trains were briefly ordered not to stop at the airport's underground station.

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He since said he had been allowed back into the main terminal. A spokesman for the Dutch police said: "the circumstances are telling us that it has nothing to do with terrorism".

One of the military policemen takes up a position behind a pillar as he moves in on the suspect.

The airport and Schiphol Plaza are open to the public.

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