HEAVILY armed police arrested a man “acting suspiciously” at Amsterdam airport last night as they stormed the airport amid terror fears, The Sun reports . Bomb experts were called in to search the man’s luggage as military police in body armour and ski masks patrolled the city’s Schipol Airport.
Scores of frightened passengers were left stranded for four hours as the investigation was underway, with many unable to get to their cars to leave. Military police spokesman Alfred Ellwanger said cops received “a report of a suspicious situation” but “no dangerous materials were found”.
Ellwanger said the man who was arrested remains in custody and is under investigation, but did not give a name. Flights at the busy airport remained largely unaffected by the terror scare and trains continued to run to and from the terminal as cops dealt with the security alert.
Nearby Leidan Central train station was also evacuated last night and another arrest was made there, according to reports. Dramatic photos show heavily-armed officers guarding a cordoned-off entrance to the airport, while queues of passengers wait outside.
A bomb robot and ambulances were also pictured on the scene. The Netherlands has been on high alert since the suicide bombing attacks on Brussels airport and subway last month in neighbouring Belgium.
Schipol Airport is one of Europe’s busiest flight hubs, with more than 50 million visitors passing through each year.