Amsterdam airport fully open after bomb scare, partial evacuation

Amsterdam's main airport was operating normally with all areas accessible early Wednesday after being partially evacuated due to a bomb scare, reports said.

Bomb disposal experts searched the luggage of one man who was arrested at Schiphol airport around 9:30 pm (1930 GMT) on Tuesday, but no explosives were found, police said.

Photographs and video online showed heavily armed military police inside and outside the airport.

A second person was also reportedly arrested, but it was unclear whether this was related to the situation at Schiphol.

The airport said the incident did not affect flights and that all public transportation to and from Schiphol were operating on schedule.

Flights on Wednesday were also scheduled to "run as usual," it said.

The bomb scare came three weeks after terrorists struck the international airport in Brussels and an underground station, killing 32 people.

Last update: Wed, 13/04/2016 - 12:52
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