Knifeman Shot at Amsterdam Airport

Schiphol

Dutch military police say they have shot a man with a knife at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.

"We. have many questions", Verberkt said. "Info to be announced", the Marechaussee Police said, in a tweet, adding the suspect was detained.

"He was shot in the leg and taken to hospital in Amsterdam".

In a Tweet, the police said the man was "known to police in connection with previous violent incidents".

GUNSHOTS can be heard ringing out across Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport in chilling video of the moment armed cops shot a knifeman threatening to stab holidaymakers.

No details of the alleged attacker's condition were released.

The immediate area around the incident was closed to the public, but authorities gave the all clear and the airport was operating as usual, he said.

"Air traffic is experiencing no further consequences".

Opened in 1916 as a military airport, Schiphol became the country's primary airport in 1949, lying just about nine kilometers (five miles) southwest of Amsterdam.

The cavernous plaza, where trains arrive underground and where people can also stop to shop or eat in a large commercial area, was briefly evacuated.

No further information was immediately available.

Schiphol is one of Europe's busiest airports and Friday is one of its busiest days of the week.

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