Police patrol Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport after a man wielding a knife was shot by military police

Police shoot knifeman at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

This is the dramatic moment police shot a man at an Dutch airport after he threatened people with a knife.

Footage shows four armed officers running through Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport towards a Starbucks Coffee outlet as shots are fired.

One of the military policemen takes up a position behind a pillar as he moves in on the suspect.

The building was evacuated after the police shooting and separate footage shows medics rushing out of the building with a stretcher.

‘The suspect in the incident is a 29-year-old man from The Hague,’ police said in a tweet. ‘The man is known to the police in connection with previous violent incidents.’

Police patrol Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport after a man wielding a knife was shot by military police

Police patrol Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport after a man wielding a knife was shot by military police

According to sources, these images show the knifeman being wheeled out of the airport on a stretcher after he was shot
The knifeman is thought to be on a stretcher here

According to sources, these images show the knifeman being wheeled out of the airport on a stretcher after he was shot

This is the dramatic moment police shot the man after he threatened people

This is the dramatic moment police shot the man after he threatened people

The terminal was evacuated after the police shooting and separate footage shows medics rushing out of the building with a stretcher (pictured)

Separate footage also showed medics wheeling someone out of the terminal on a stretcher
Separate footage also showed medics wheeling someone out of the terminal on a stretcher

Separate footage also showed medics wheeling someone out of the terminal on a stretcher

Police were seen swarming towards a Starbucks coffee outlet before shots were fired. Pictures show how the scene of the shooting has been cordoned off

Police were seen swarming towards a Starbucks coffee outlet before shots were fired. Pictures show how the scene of the shooting has been cordoned off

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet clear and police have not revealed whether the incident was terror related. There were no reports of other injuries.

‘The man threatened with a knife and the military police shot him,’ spokesman Stan Verberkt said. ‘He was injured and has been taken into custody.’

No details of his condition were released. There were no reports of other injuries.

Schiphol Plaza, which houses shops, bars and restaurants, was evacuated but not the parts of the airport behind the check-in area and security checks, airport spokeswoman Roos van der Ven said.

In a tweet, the Marechaussee police service says the ‘situation is safe’ and the suspect has been detained and removed from the scene.

Schiphol Plaza, which houses shops, bars and restaurants, was evacuated but not the parts of the airport behind the check-in area and security checks, airport spokeswoman Roos van der Ven said. Police are pictured patrolling an area outside Starbucks where the drama unfolded

Schiphol Plaza, which houses shops, bars and restaurants, was evacuated but not the parts of the airport behind the check-in area and security checks, airport spokeswoman Roos van der Ven said. Police are pictured patrolling an area outside Starbucks where the drama unfolded

Police were seen sprinting through the terminal as gunshots were fired in the terminal today

Police were seen sprinting through the terminal as gunshots were fired in the terminal today

Emergency crews descended on the scene after the knifeman was shot by Dutch police

Emergency crews descended on the scene after the knifeman was shot by Dutch police

The man was arrested after being shot by police marksmen at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

The man was arrested after being shot by police marksmen at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport was evacuated this afternoon after police shot a man who was threatening people with a knife. Social media pictures show police in the terminal

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport was evacuated this afternoon after police shot a man who was threatening people with a knife. Social media pictures show police in the terminal

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet clear and police have not revealed whether the incident was terror related

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet clear and police have not revealed whether the incident was terror related

An airport spokeswoman says the airport’s main plaza was and remains evacuated after military police shot the man with a knife.

It was not immediately clear what effect the security situation was having on flight departures and arrivals.

Schiphol airport is one of Europe’s top five busiest air hubs, handling a record 63.6 million passengers in 2016, up from 58 million in 2015.

Opened in 1916 as a military airport, Schiphol became the country’s primary airport in 1949, lying just about nine kilometres (five miles) southwest of the Dutch capital, Amsterdam.

It serves as the second main hub for Air France-KLM, and also hosts many budget airlines such as Transavia and EasyJet.

It comes with Europe still on high alert after a wave of terror attacks across the continent over the last two years.

But the Netherlands has so far been spared from the slew of atrocities which have rocked its closest neighbours.

However, amid a number of scares in recent months, and reports that people linked to some of the attacks may have crossed briefly into the country, concerned top Dutch security and intelligence officials have been keeping a wary eye on events.

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