Man shot in leg after threatening staff with knife at Amsterdam airport

Man shot in leg after threatening staff with knife at Amsterdam airport

The situation is under control and the airport is safe, the military police say.

"This afternoon a man came into the office of the Marechaussee [military police] here at Schiphol and threatened my colleagues with a knife", a police spokesman told AFP news agency.

"Man shot by the military police at Schiphol Airport after he threatened [people] with a knife", the force said on Twitter.

Video shared on social media shows a man being taken out of the airport on a stretcher.

There are no reports of any other injuries.

The suspect has been detained and removed from the scene.

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"Situation is under control".

The military police later tweeted that the suspect was a 29-year-old man from The Hague, who was known to police due to earlier violent incidents at Schiphol.

The incident, which sparked a brief evacuation of parts of the airport, was not being treated as an extremist attack.

Schiphol, just outside Amsterdam, is one of Europe's busiest airports. "He was injured and has been taken into custody".

Heavily armed military police, wearing body armor and ski masks, patrolled Schiphol for four hours while the man's bags were checked. No details of his condition were released and a motive is unclear. Air traffic has not been affected.

But the airport tweeted later that the plaza was "reopened to the public again".