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Schiphol Airport evacuated in bomb scare

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By Euronews
Schiphol Airport evacuated in bomb scare

<p>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.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Military police at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport arrest man <a href="https://t.co/as4ma44JeY">https://t.co/as4ma44JeY</a></p>— End of Europe (@End_of_Europe) <a href="https://twitter.com/End_of_Europe/status/720006688896651264">April 12, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The alert is said to have been triggered by a phone call to police. Witnesses said their was no panic. </p> <p>“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.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Controlled evacuation of Amsterdam <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Schiphol?src=hash">#Schiphol</a> Airport underway under the watchful eye of armed authorities… <a href="https://t.co/rGcy6JRTQX">pic.twitter.com/rGcy6JRTQX</a></p>— Tony Fonderson (@TonyFonderson) <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyFonderson/status/719985209190588420">April 12, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>It was not made clear if the police and bomb disposal unit found any explosives. </p> <p>The bomb scare came at a time when many European airports are on a heightened security alert following coordinated terrorist attacks on Brussels Airport.</p>