Police have arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of sparking a false terrorism alert at Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

 

Rotterdam The Hague Airport

 

Border police stepped up security at the airport on Thursday afternoon, with extra checks on vehicles, in response to an anonymous tip-off. The force did not disclose what the nature of the threat was but said there was no danger to passengers.

 

Police are questioning the 45-year-old man, described as an illegal immigrant with no fixed address who has a previous conviction for reporting false threats. He was also said to have unspecified mental health issues.

 

Rotterdam The Hague Airport said no flights were delayed as a result of the incident. The man was detained in custody pending a court appearance.