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.

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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.