A major security alert has been declared at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands and some areas have been evacuated, officials and witnesses state. Very few details are known at this moment.
The incident started at about 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday when emergency services were called for an incident at Schiphol Airport, one of Europe’s most bustling airports. Military police stated the incident involves a “suspicious situation” on board a plane.
A GRIP 3 alert was also declared, which typically means that an incident could affect a large group of people. Numerous emergency services were dispatched to the scene, including heavily-armed police, ambulances, and a medical helicopter.
Sources told RTL Nieuws that the situation involves a departing Air Europe flight. Dutch news website NU said the Special Interventions Service has arrived at the scene.