Fears of a hijacking at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol briefly brought the airport to a standstill today — before it emerged that an alarm had been activated by mistake.
Here's what you need to know about the incident:
- Police responded: The Dutch Royal Military Police and other emergency services flocked to the scene, as rumors of a possible hostage situation spread.
- The all-clear: Air Europa tweeted that the Schiphol Airport incident was a false alarm. The airline said "a warning that triggers protocols on hijackings at the airport" was activated by mistake.
- About the airport: Schiphol is Europe's third busiest, after London's Heathrow and Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport.