Man shot, detained at Amsterdam airport

Schiphol airport shooting

Earlier: The airport's main plaza was and remains evacuated after military police shot the man, who had a knife.

"We. have many questions", Verberkt said.

Military police had tweeted: "Man at Schiphol shot at by the military police, after he made threats with a knife".

The incident has had no impact on air traffic, said the Schiphol spokesperson.

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

The situation is under control and the airport is safe, the military police say.




"The man is known to the police in connection with previous violent incidents".

No details of the alleged attacker's condition were released.

Schiphol was the scene of a late-night evacuation in April 2016 just a few weeks after the Brussels metro and airport suicide bombings when a drunken, homeless man sparked a security scare at the Dutch airport.

The airport and Schiphol Plaza are open to the public. A small part is still closed down. In addition, the Amsterdam airport's terminal was evacuated but has since reopened.

The video footage shows police officers running through Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport as the gunshots are fired.

The man was injured in the firing but no other injuries or casualties have been reported.

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