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The departures hall of Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam was evacuated and a man detained after he reportedly entered the building shouting that he was in possession of a bomb.
The incident caused the hall and immediately surrounding areas to be briefly put on lockdown as pictures from the scene emerged on social media showing heavily-armed police officers springing into action.
Man threatens with a bomb in Departure hall 3 at Schiphol. Currently Departure hall 3 is being evacuated. More information will follow as soon as possible. https://t.co/DDQJuZa9Zn
— Schiphol (@Schiphol) December 31, 2018
Blocked from entering Departure 3 at #Schiphol airport due to some incident. Armed police told us to evacuate, and stores are shutting, but lots of people are still enjoying their Burger King. Looks like New Year will be spent in the airport then ! pic.twitter.com/X8P2FPE1ZQ
— qf (@qfler_) December 31, 2018
The situation was quickly brought under control, however, with authorities reporting that the airport had been given the all-clear.
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