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Police open fire on man with knife at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam

17 December, 2017, 01:00 | Author: Samuel Sharp
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Military police had tweeted: "Man at Schiphol shot at by the military police, after he made threats with a knife".

"This afternoon a man came into the office of the Marechaussee (military police) here at Schiphol and he threatened my colleagues with a knife", a spokesman for the police, Dennis Muller, told AFP. Situation secure with best rates guaranteed.

The tweet from Dutch police stated that the "Situation is under control".

The incident, which sparked a brief evacuation of parts of the airport, was not being treated as an extremist attack. Officers shot him in the leg and arrested him before transporting him to a hospital.

Opened in 1916 as a military airport, Schiphol became the country's primary airport in 1949, lying just about nine kilometers (five miles) southwest of Amsterdam.

"He was injured and has been taken into custody".

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The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet clear and police have not revealed whether the incident was terror related.

No details of his condition were released.

The airport closed down for a short period of time but has since reopened but a section of the main plaza remains closed off. Air traffic was not affected.

No further information was immediately available. There were no reports of injuries.

Schiphol is one of Europe's busiest airports and Friday is one of its busiest days of the week.



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