Military Police Arrest Man at Amsterdam'south Schiphol Airport

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 2:46 AM

Some passengers were unable to obtain to their parked cars because of the operation and were left standing outside. Explosives experts were called to the scene as a precaution and were checking the arrested man'south luggage, military police spokesman Alfred Ellwanger told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

Military police arrested a man and were conducting an investigation at Amsterdam'south Schiphol Airport late Tuesday after a report of a "suspicious situation."

Dozens of heavily armed military police, many wearing ski masks, were guarding the area. Some passengers were unable to obtain to their parked cars because of the operation and were left standing outside.

Explosives experts were called to the scene as a precaution and were checking the arrested man'south luggage, military police spokesman Alfred Ellwanger told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

He said that if the explosives didn't discover anything the heavy security measures at the airport would be scaled back.

Earlier, Ellwanger said the man was arrested at the airport'south bus Sta and an operation was ongoing there to look for the area, which is exterior the airport'south main terminal.

Ellwanger gave number details on why precisely the man was arrested or his identity. He said the arrest followed "a report of a suspicious situation," but didn't elaborate.

Asked if the situation involved a threat to the airport, Ellwanger said, "it'south too early to say."

Television images later showed two other men being detained, but Ellwanger said "as distant as I know, that's nothing to do with" the suspicious situation.

Schiphol spokeswoman Danielle Timmer said that flights to and from the airport weren't believed to be affected. Trains also were still running to and from the airport.

The Netherlands has been on high alert since the attacks on Brussels airport and subway latest mo in neighboring Belgium.

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