Bomb threat forces evacuation at Amsterdam airport

Agencia EFE
Amsterdam, Netherlands Published: Jan 01, 2019, 08.57 AM(IST)

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The man who uttered the threat was arrested and people were allowed to return to Departure Hall 3 about 20 minutes later, airport management said.

A section of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport was evacuated Monday after a man claimed to have a bomb, Dutch authorities said.

The man who uttered the threat was arrested and people were allowed to return to Departure Hall 3 about 20 minutes later, airport management said.

"Departures and Arrivals 3 are now being opened again for operation," the administration said on Schiphol's official Twitter account.

No explosives were found, Dutch police said.

They identified the suspect only as a 51-year-old Canadian citizen and said that he would be held pending further investigation.

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