Breaking: Part of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport evacuatedGreat.... Just great....
Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has been evacuated in the last few minutes due to a possible bomb or suspicious package. It is still unclear what is going on. The Leiden train station in Amsterdam has also been evacuated.
Let's go to the videotape.
UPDATE 5:29 PM BOSTON TIME
A section of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been evacuated after the arrest of a suspect, a spokesperson has told ITV News.
Social media users report armed police are patrolling the airport and hundreds of people have been evacuated from the commercial section.Great.... Is there anyplace safe in Europe anymore?
UPDATE 5:31 PM BOSTON TIME
Three more updates at the same link:
1. A bomb disposal robot is investigating a suspicious package at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, according to Airlive.
Pictures of the scene were shared on social media:
Hundreds have been evacuated from the commercial square in the airport and one person has been arrested, authorities say.
Air traffic has so far not been affected, the airport said.
2.Parts of Schiphol Airport remain closed following reports of a suspicious package.
The official Twitter account for the airport has tweeted that air traffic has 'not been affected' by the incident.
3.A section of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been evacuated following reports of a suspicious package.So glad I fly through Europe....
One person has been arrested, a spokesperson for the airport has told ITV News.
UPDATE 6:19 PM BOSTON TIME
The Sheraton Hotel near the airport has also been evacuated and two more people have been arrested.
ALERT https://t.co/1jjhY4y8Qk Spokesman says Sheraton Hotel adjacent to Amsterdam airport also evacuated due to 'suspicious situation' - AFP— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) April 12, 2016
UPDATE Amsterdam airport: 2 other persons arrested near the enterance of the parking area https://t.co/DySKRProFz pic.twitter.com/XAnZfka7eL— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) April 12, 2016
The Europeans are so totally clueless about airport security it's pathetic (not to mention that in many airports, you have to wonder whose side the security people are on).
Not a good situation.