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Military police are responding to a security situation at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

Military police are responding to a security situation at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport
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Dutch police were responding to a "suspicious situation" at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday evening.




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Dutch police said they were investigating a security incident on board a plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport in Holland.
The incident happened just before 7:00 p.m. local time, according to Matt Hallmann, a passenger transiting through Schiphol. Photos posted to social media showed the airports D-concourse blocked off by police.
A customer service agent at Schiphol, reached by phone, told Business Insider that the Royal Marechaussee, or the Dutch military police, were responding and referred questions to the government. A spokesperson for the Marechaussee did not immediately respond. The agency tweeted that it was investigating a "suspicious situation" on board.
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