Man with knife at Amsterdam airport is not terror case

Police patrol after a man wielding a knife was shot by military police on December 15, 2017 at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. (AFP)

Dutch military police say a man with a knife walked into the police service’s office at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and threatened staff with a knife.

Officers shot the man in the leg and arrested him before transporting him to a hospital.

Spokesman Stan Verberkt says Friday’s incident is not being treated as an extremist attack. Verberkt tells The Associated Press that “the circumstances are telling us that it has nothing to do with terrorism.”

The incident forced a brief evacuation of parts of the busy airport just outside Amsterdam.

It was not immediately clear what effect the security situation was having on flight departures and arrivals but parts of the airport behind the check-in area were not evacuated.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50