Monday, February 13, 2012
Schiphol airport partly evacuated on bomb threat
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The main terminals at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport were evacuated due to a bomb threat, Dutch military police said on Monday.
"We have evacuated the terminals and are investigating the report of a bomb. The area has been sealed," said Robert van Kapel. "Security has been increased at the airport."
He said the two main terminals - 1 and 2, the international terminals - were evacuated.
Van Kapel declined to provide details about the reported bomb threat and declined to confirm local media reports that a man in a toilet claimed to have a bomb.
The airport website reported flight delays and a spokesman at state-owned Schiphol Group said they were studying whether the bomb threat would lead to cancellations.
Schiphol is one of Europe's busiest airports with around 40 million flight per year.
(Reporting by Roberta B. Cowan and Anthony Deutsch)
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