Armed police open fire on knifeman at Amsterdam airport

Armed police open fire on knifeman at Amsterdam airport

Armed police open fire on knifeman at Amsterdam airport

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

A police officer said that the man threatened with a knife and the military police shot him, after which, he was taken into custody. Situation secure with best rates guaranteed.

Schiphol Plaza, which houses shops, bars and restaurants, was evacuated but not the parts of the airport behind the check-in area and security checks, airport spokeswoman Roos van der Ven said.

Heavily armed military police, wearing body armor and ski masks, patrolled Schiphol for four hours while the man's bags were checked.

"Air traffic is experiencing no further consequences", it added.

The man would have smashed a window; the situation is safe now and the motive of the man is unknown yet, reported Dutch television NOS.

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One cafe worker interviewed by the NOS said everyone "was in a bad panic" and some of the clients had sought shelter "in their kitchen, the cold rooms and even the freezer".

"We. have many questions", Verberkt said.

"They heard several shots and some of them ran for the exit, while others ran into the kitchen", he told AFP.

Videos on social media showed what appeared to be the suspect being taken out of the airport in a stretcher.

The Netherlands has so far been spared from the slew of terror attacks which have rocked its closest European neighbours in past years.

The area of Schiphol Plaza was evacuated for 20 minutes.

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