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Police shoot knife-wielding man at Amsterdam Airport

Police say the situation is now secure.

DUTCH POLICE HAVE shot a man at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam after he made threats with a knife.

The man was detained and taken away by police who have now declared the situation to be safe.

Schiphol Airport closed for a period but has now reopened with a portion of the main plaza has been closed off.

An airport spokesperson said the plaza, which houses stores, bars and restaurants, was evacuated, but not the parts of the airport behind the check-in area and security checks.

The airport is one of Europe’s busiest transport hubs and Schiphol said in a tweet that air traffic has not been affected by the incident.

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