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Canadian Man, 51, Arrested At Airport In Amsterdam For Alleged Bomb Threat

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 01 Jan, 2019
  • Canadian Man, 51, Arrested At Airport In Amsterdam For Alleged Bomb Threat

AMSTERDAM — Police in Amsterdam are interrogating a 51-year-old Canadian man who was arrested after allegedly claiming he had a bomb at at the city's Schiphol Airport.


Border patrol agency spokeswoman Joanna Helmonds says authorities are trying to figure out a motive for the alleged incident.


She alleges that on Monday, the man reported he had a bomb in his luggage that was set to go off.


She says it was a false alarm, but a serious threat nonetheless.


Helmonds says the departure hall was evacuated for about half an hour as a precaution, but was later reopened after the arrest.

She says he is facing charges in connection to making a false bomb report.


Further information, such as the man's identity or what province he was from, is not available yet as the investigation is ongoing.

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