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Man shot by police at Amsterdam airport after threatening crowds with knife

Man shot by police at Amsterdam airport after threatening crowds with knife

Dutch police evacuated the global airport, 9km west of Amsterdam, after the man threatened to use the knife.

Police have shot a man threatening crowds with a knife at Amsterdam Airport this afternoon.

The man was arrested and then taken to an Amsterdam hospital as police began investigations at the scene and travelers who had been ushered outside were allowed back into the airport.

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.

One Twitter user said: "Just been evacuated from Schiphol Airport due to suspected shooting".

"The man threatened with a knife and the military police shot him", police spokesman Stan Verberkt said. "He was injured and has been taken into custody".

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He was shot by military police, according to a tweet from Dutch police. No details of his condition were released and a motive is unclear.

Trains were temporarily not stopping, but are now going in and out of the airport station as normal.

"Schiphol Plaza has been re-opened to the public again".

They added that 'air traffic is experiencing no further consequences'.

A spokesman for the airport said the main plaza was evacuated and part of it is still closed off, but that the areas after check-in were operating as normal.