Man shot, detained at Amsterdam airport

Jon Howard
December 17, 2017

The cavernous plaza, where trains arrive underground and where people can also stop to shop or eat in a large commercial area, was briefly evacuated.

Update 6.11pm: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.

Update 5.30pm: Military police said the events are not being treated as a terror incident.

The Dutch Military Police have shot and detained a man after he threatened them with a knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. The situation has been declared safe by police at Schipol Airport.

The Independent reported that police shot the man in the leg and arrested him before transporting him to the hospital.

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

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No details of his condition were released.

The incident forced a brief evacuation of parts of the busy airport just outside Amsterdam.

"Schiphol Plaza has been re-opened to the public again. Air traffic is experiencing no further consequences", the tweet said. A small part is still closed down.

No further information was immediately available.

There were no reports of other injuries in the incident on Friday.

Schiphol airport is one of Europe's top five busiest air hubs, handling a record 63.6 million passengers in 2016, up from 58 million in 2015.

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