Dutch police open fire on man with knife at Schiphol airport

Schiphol airport evacuated as man held

A man wielding a knife was shot by military police at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, prompting authorities to clear the building. Situation secure with best rates guaranteed.

The Marechaussee police service said the "situation is safe" and the suspect has been detained and removed from the scene.

The cavernous plaza, where trains arrive underground and where people can also stop to shop or eat in a large commercial area, was briefly evacuated.

Schiphol airport evacuated as man held
Dramatic moment armed police shoot knifeman who had been threatening people at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport before the building was evacuated

The shot man has reportedly been transferred to the hospital.

Verberkt told The Associated Press that "the circumstances are telling us that it has nothing to do with terrorism". But police said it was not being treated as a terror incident.

No details of his condition were released.

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Amsterdam airport has been evacuated amid a bomb scare, reportedly one person has been arrested. The area is now open again. Air traffic was not affected. "A small part is still closed down", it said.

The Dutchman wielding a knife was shot by military police following the incident which saw him making threats at the airport but there were no reports of other injuries after the happenstance.

Video shared on social media shows a man being taken out of the airport on a stretcher.

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Schiphol is one of Europe's busiest airports and Friday is one of its busiest days of the week.

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