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Netherlands: Armed police deployed at Amsterdam airport amid bomb threat01:03

Netherlands: Armed police deployed at Amsterdam airport amid bomb threat

Netherlands, Amsterdam
April 13, 2016 at 00:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

There was a heavy police presence at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, early Wednesday morning, following an evacuation due to an alleged suspicious package left unguarded in the terminal building.

A bomb squad team with a robot arrived at the site which was cordoned off and passengers were asked to evacuate the area. Hundreds of people were filmed stranded standing outside the terminals.

Dutch police spokesperson Alfred Ellwanger informed the press that one man was arrested at the airport. Lodewijk Hekking, spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Security in Holland, confirmed a second suspect had been arrested at Leiden Centraal railway station around 30km (18.6mi) and a 20-minute train ride away from the Dutch capital's airport.

Air traffic is reportedly unaffected despite a part of the airport reportedly still being closed due to police officers still being on the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

Netherlands: Armed police deployed at Amsterdam airport amid bomb threat01:03
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There was a heavy police presence at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, early Wednesday morning, following an evacuation due to an alleged suspicious package left unguarded in the terminal building.

A bomb squad team with a robot arrived at the site which was cordoned off and passengers were asked to evacuate the area. Hundreds of people were filmed stranded standing outside the terminals.

Dutch police spokesperson Alfred Ellwanger informed the press that one man was arrested at the airport. Lodewijk Hekking, spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Security in Holland, confirmed a second suspect had been arrested at Leiden Centraal railway station around 30km (18.6mi) and a 20-minute train ride away from the Dutch capital's airport.

Air traffic is reportedly unaffected despite a part of the airport reportedly still being closed due to police officers still being on the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

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