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