Man shot, detained at Amsterdam airport

Chelsea West
December 16, 2017

The Dutch police on Friday shot and arrested a man after he threatened people with a knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

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The police said in a tweet later that the suspect was a 29-year-old man from The Hague, who was "known to the Marechaussee in connection with earlier violent incidents at Schiphol".

The incident, which sparked a brief evacuation of parts of the airport, was not being treated as an extremist attack.

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

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"He was injured and has been taken into custody". No details of the man's condition have been released by the police.

Dutch media reported the airport's main plaza was temporarily evacuated after the incident. The area is now open again. Air traffic has not been affected.

Dramatic video shows four armed officers with guns rushing towards a Starbucks in the airport terminal before shots are heard.

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

Schiphol is one of Europe's top five busiest airports and handled more than 60 million passengers past year.

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