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Police Say Russian Man Behind Bomb Threat At Amsterdam Airport


Dutch police say an unidentified man arrested for making a bomb threat at Schiphol Airport is a Russian national.

Dutch police say an unidentified man arrested for making a bomb threat at Schiphol Airport is a Russian national.

Dutch military police say that a man they arrested for making a bomb threat at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport was a 40-year-old Russian citizen.

Military police spokesman Martijn Peelen is quoted in Western news agencies as saying that "the man [is] a 40-year-old Russian, who does not speak Dutch or English.”

The Russian Embassy in the Netherlands said it could not immediately confirm whether the suspect is a Russian citizen.

The suspect allegedly told people at the airport on February 13 that he had a bomb, before locking himself in a restroom above the airport's busy Terminal One and Two departure halls, prompting an evacuation of passengers.

He was later detained by Dutch police.

No bomb has been found.

Compiled from agency reports
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