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Schiphol Airport evacuated in bomb scare

Schiphol Airport evacuated in bomb scare
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Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport was partly evacuated late on Tuesday night after a so called “suspicious” man was arrested and bomb technicians were

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Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport was partly evacuated late on Tuesday night after a so called “suspicious” man was arrested and bomb technicians were called to sweep the area.

Military police at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport arrest man https://t.co/as4ma44JeY

— End of Europe (@End_of_Europe) April 12, 2016

The alert is said to have been triggered by a phone call to police. Witnesses said their was no panic.

“We were sitting by Starbucks and wanted to have a coffee when we saw police running, and then my little brother said: ‘That’s not good.’ And then everything was closed and we couldn’t leave anymore,” said one woman.

Controlled evacuation of Amsterdam #Schiphol Airport underway under the watchful eye of armed authorities… pic.twitter.com/rGcy6JRTQX

— Tony Fonderson (@TonyFonderson) April 12, 2016

It was not made clear if the police and bomb disposal unit found any explosives.

The bomb scare came at a time when many European airports are on a heightened security alert following coordinated terrorist attacks on Brussels Airport.

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