Police shoot knifeman at Amsterdam airport

Schiphol airport shooting

This is the dramatic moment police shot a man at an Dutch airport after he threatened people with a knife. The suspect was injured in the shooting and taken to hospital; his motives remain unclear.

The emergency prompted the authorities to evacuate part of Schiphol, one of Europe's biggest airports.

Schiphol Plaza, the airport's shopping area, was evacuated straight after the incident but has now been re-opened.

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The Dutchman wielding a knife was shot by military police following the incident which saw him making threats at the airport but there were no reports of other injuries after the happenstance.

The situation is under control and the airport is safe, the military police say. 'The man is known to the police in connection with previous violent incidents'.

He was shot by military police, according to a tweet from Dutch police.

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No details of his condition have been released. Trains were briefly ordered not to stop at the airport's underground station.

They later added: "The suspect was overpowered, detained and taken away".

"The circumstances are telling us that it has nothing to do with terrorism", police spokesman Stan Verberkt said.

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It was not clear what effect the security situation was having on flights but parts of the airport behind the check-in area were not evacuated.

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