Man with knife makes bomb threat at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - suspect 'overpowered'

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.

From International Flight Network news:

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.


[Photo: © Schiphol Airport, via IFN]