Dutch probe airport security scare, man still held

The Hague: Dutch military police were Wednesday investigating a major security alert triggered overnight at Amsterdam`s busy international airport, with one man still in custody.

Dozens of heavily-armed military police had swooped on Schiphol airport, evacuating hundreds of people late Tuesday from public areas after receiving a tip-off about a “suspicious situation.”

The scare at one of Europe`s busiest travel hubs with flight links around the world came exactly three weeks after the March 22 attacks on the Brussels airport and metro which left 32 people dead.

But it remained unclear exactly what was behind the late-night security sweep, after the Dutch bomb squad found nothing suspicious in the luggage of the arrested man.

“The man arrested in the suspicious situation in #Schiphol still in custody,” the military police, said on their Twitter account.

 

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