Dutch police shoot man armed with knife at Amsterdam airport

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam evacuated due to suspicious situation

A man who threatened with a knife was shot and taken away by the Dutch military police at Schiphol airport on Friday afternoon and the situation at the airport is now "safe", Dutch military police announced.

He said "the circumstances are telling us that it has nothing to do with terrorism".

"Man at Schiphol shot at by the military police, after he made threats with a knife".

Update 6.11pm:A man with a knife walked into the police service's office at an Amsterdam airport and threatened staff with a knife, military police say. No details of the man's condition have been released by the police. Schiphol Plaza, the airport's shopping area, was evacuated straight after the incident but has now been re-opened.

Schiphol was the scene of a late-night evacuation in April 2016 just a few weeks after the Brussels metro and airport suicide bombings when a drunken, homeless man sparked a security scare at the Dutch airport.

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Update 5.30pm: Military police said the events are not being treated as a terror incident. A small part is still closed down.

"Air traffic is experiencing no further consequences", it added.

Officers at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands shot the man in the leg and arrested him before transporting him to hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

Schiphol is one of Europe's top five busiest airports and handled more than 60 million passengers previous year.

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