Schiphol airport evacuated as man held

Amsterdam

"Situation safe", the Marechaussee police service said on Twitter.

It was unclear why the man threatened police.

Dutch police have shot a man wielding a knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.

The man was arrested and then taken to an Amsterdam hospital as police began investigations at the scene and travelers who had been ushered outside were allowed back into the airport.

There were no reports of other injuries.

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

The area immediately surrounding the incident was closed to the public, but the airport was functioning normally, Verberkt said.

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Dutch officers confirmed that military police had used a firearm on the suspect.

'The suspect in the incident is a 29-year-old man from The Hague, ' police said in a tweet.

"He was injured and has been taken into custody", Verberkt added.

No details of his condition have been released.

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

The incident did not have any effect on flight departures and arrivals, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported, citing a Schiphol representative.

Schiphol airport is one of Europe's top five busiest air hubs, handling a record 63.6 million passengers in 2016, up from 58 million in 2015.

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