Amsterdam Airport Evacuated After A Bomb Threat

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Amsterdam: The departure hall at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport was briefly cleared on Monday after a man claimed to have a bomb, national police said in a statement.

Police said the man had been arrested and departure hall 3 had been cleared as a “precautionary measure”.

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Koninklijke Marechaussee, the Netherlands military police, tweeted a man with a knife was making the threats before being detained by a trooper.

“Situation at Schiphol under control,” a spokesman said. “Suspect overpowered by the Royal Military Police. Hall released again.”

Earlier the Twitter account for Schipol Airport wrote: “Man threatens with a bomb in Departure hall 3 at Schiphol.

“Currently Departure hall 3 is being evacuated. More information will follow as soon as possible.”