Last updated: 08:00 PM ET, Wed April 13 2016

Man Arrested for Suspicious Activity at Amsterdam Airport

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | April 13, 2016

Man Arrested for Suspicious Activity at Amsterdam Airport

Authorities in Amsterdam arrested a man Tuesday night and are holding him in custody after his suspicious behavior caused a security scare at Schiphol Airport.

According to The Associated Press, military police spokesman Alfred Ellwanger said there is an official investigation ongoing into why the man was at the airport and why he was reported by employees as suspicious.

While the man’s identity wasn’t released, police have stated that he was arrested outside the Schiphol Airport terminal building. Ellwanger and local authorities would not release any further details of the case.

Outside the Schiphol Airport, military police in body armor and ski masks patrolled the facility while bomb squads were called to the scene to examine the man’s luggage for possible explosives. Officials announced there were no dangerous materials discovered.

During the investigation, the airport was closed temporarily, stranding passengers outside the facility. Flights were not impacted by the investigation, though, and trains arriving at the airport's underground station went uninterrupted.


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