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Police this morning evacuated most of Amsterdam's bustling Schiphol Airport after a bomb threat was received. A man has since been arrested.
A man has been arrested after making a bomb threat at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport this morning, the BBC reported. The scare prompted authorities to evacuate most of the airport, one of Europe's busiest.
The suspect apparently locked himself in a public bathroom and claimed to have explosives.
He subsequently surrendered to police and is not believed to pose a threat, a military police spokesman told Xinhua news agency. Officers are still investigating whether he was carrying any explosives in his luggage.
Police received a telephone call warning of a bomb around 11:00 AM Monday morning and decided to evacuate the main Terminals 1 and 2 immediately as a precaution.
Police have opened a criminal investigation into the incident.
On 25 December 2009, a Nigerian student, known as the "underwear bomber," managed to smuggle explosives on to a flight from Schiphol to Detroit, after earlier flying from Lagos, Nigeria's biggest city.
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