British man arrested at airport for ‘shouting bomb threats’

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands,  A British man at Schiphol Airport for “shouting bomb threats,” however no explosive device was found after a search, according to police.

Check-in areas were closed and passengers fled, some leaving baggage behind, after a man started shouting bomb threats at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. Photo by EQRoy/Shutterstock
Check-in areas were closed and passengers fled, some leaving baggage behind, after a man started shouting bomb threats at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. Photo by EQRoy/Shutterstock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terminal 3 at the International Airport near Amsterdam was closed and evacuated after passengers heard the man shouting threats. He was arrested immediately and held at gunpoint.

The man and terminal were searched but no explosives were found, and the terminal reopened soon after.

“There was an incident at 8 a.m. this morning,” a spokesperson for Dutch Royal Military Police told The Telegraph. “This particular passenger made a bomb threat which was heard by other passengers. We had to arrest him very quickly. We searched the man and his luggage but there was nothing on him.”

Several check-in areas in the terminal were closed, and passengers left behind luggage after fleeing in panic, after the man starting shouting about a bomb. Police arrested him, searching both him and the area, finding no explosives.

The man is still in custody and will be questioned, police said, expecting to have him in custody until at least Saturday.

“We have to speak to him to find out his motives,” the spokesperson said.

By Stephen Feller

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