Schipol Airport. Wikipedia
New Year at Amsterdam airport starts with bomb threat
The Amsterdam Schiphol airport departure hall was temporarily evacuated due to bomb threat.
De Telegraaf reported that on Monday evening security responded to a bomb threat in Departure Hall 3 at Schiphol.
The Marechaussee [Dutch military police] temporarily evacuated the hall and its immediate environs as a precaution, according to a statement by the Marechaussee. The suspect was taken away, witnesses report.
The entire situation lasted about a half an hour. According to the Marechaussee, the situation is under control as the suspect was overpowered.
A Marechaussee spokesperson said no force was used in the arrest. The departure hall has been re-opened. The arrested suspect is a 51-year-old Canadian. No explosives were found. He is being held for further investigation.
According to bystanders the man is alleged to have shouted “Allahu Akhbar!” and screamed that he had a bomb.
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