A man with knife made a bomb threat at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam today, and was 'overpowered' and arrested by Dutch police. Departures and Arrivals in the airport's hall 3 were evacuated, but have since reopened.
Here's what happened.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport hall 3 was evacuated earlier, when the bomb threat occurred. It has since reopened.
— Shola (@piousonn) December 31, 2018
Departures and Arrivals 3 were evacuated due to a bomb threat. The police (@Marechaussee) arrested the suspect. Departures and Arrivals 3 are now being opened again for operation.
— Schiphol (@Schiphol) December 31, 2018
Departure area 3 at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport was evacuated on Monday evening following a bomb threat.
The airport confirmed that a “man threatens with a bomb in departure hall 3” and that the area was closed off.
A short time later, it was confirmed that the man, who was reportedly armed with a knife, was arrested by the Royal Military Police.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the third busiest airport in Europe and serves as the main hub for Dutch flag-carrier KLM.
More tweets from the time of the incident, below. @Marechaussee is the official Twitter account of the Dutch police force.
— Monica Napoli (@Monicanpl) December 31, 2018
[Photo: © Schiphol Airport, via IFN]