British man arrested at Amsterdam airport for false bomb threat


Dutch police said they arrested a 29-year-old British man at gunpoint at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport Friday after he shouted several times that he had a bomb.


The man, whose identity is not being released in accordance with Dutch privacy laws, did not have a bomb, said spokesman Eric Vermeulen of the Dutch Royal Marechaussee, or border police. Vermeulen said the man is being interrogated to see what his motivation was.


Making false bomb threats is a criminal act in the Netherlands, and the man will face charges after the case is turned over to a prosecutor, Vermeulen said.





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