March 20, 2018

Armed Assailant Shot at Amsterdam Airport

17 December 2017, 01:01 | Lionel James

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The area immediately surrounding the incident was closed to the public, but the airport was functioning normally, Verberkt said.

The man was arrested and then taken to an Amsterdam hospital as police began investigations at the scene and travelers who had been ushered outside were allowed back into the airport.

A man with a knife walked into the police service's office at an Amsterdam airport and threatened staff with a knife, military police say.

The tweet from Dutch police stated that the "Situation is under control". The "situation is now safe", the armed forces unit said. "The man is known to the police in connection with previous violent incidents".

"The man threatened with a knife and the military police shot him", spokesman Stan Verberkt said, according to Sky News. 'He was injured and has been taken into custody'.

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He said "the circumstances are telling us that it has nothing to do with terrorism".

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

One of the military policemen takes up a position behind a pillar as he moves in on the suspect. No details of his condition were released and a motive is unclear.

Air traffic was not effected.

The airport terminal was also momentarily evacuated, while trains to and from Schiphol were cancelled, local media reported.

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