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Knifeman shot at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

Police at Schiphol airport near Amsterdam shot and arrested a man who allegedly had a knife

A man wielding a knife has been shot and detained by military police at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

"The man threatened with a knife and the military police shot him", police spokesman Stan Verberkt said. Situation secure with best rates guaranteed. The situation has been declared safe by police at Schipol Airport.

The airport's crowded, cavernous entrance plaza, where trains arrive underground and from where people make their way past shops and eateries to the arrivals and departures halls, was briefly evacuated, Tom Goemans, a spokesman for Schiphol, told AFP. He was shot in the leg by the Marechaussee, or military police, and taken to the hospital by ambulance. Verberkt said "the circumstances are telling us that it has nothing to do with terrorism". The police haven't confirmed whether the incident was related to terror.

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

Amsterdam airport has been evacuated amid a bomb scare, reportedly one person has been arrested.

"Air traffic is experiencing no further consequences". "A small part is still closed down", it said. There were no other injuries reported.

Videos on social media showed what appeared to be the suspect being taken out of the airport in a stretcher.

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