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BREAKING: Passengers Safe After Reported Hijacking at Amsterdam Schiphol

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Heads-up if your travels tonight (or those of colleagues or loved ones) involve Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

Reports out of the Netherlands suggest an attempted hijacking took place aboard an Air Europa A330 scheduled for service from AMS to Madrid.

Multiple outlets report that passengers have crew have been deplaned and are safe.

UPDATE: BNO reports the situation was a false alarm. (Thanks for the heads-up, Frida Ghitis!)

Here’s what Air Europa said (thanks, Ben Hause!):

 

Dutch broadcaster NOS (via BNO) reports “the pilot of a departing flight activated a hijacking alert during the boarding process. A large number of emergency services were called to the scene, including heavily-armed police, ambulances, and a medical helicopter.” The incident reportedly began around 7:30 PM local time.

A report I saw on television said between one and three men with knives purportedly tried taking over the flight, which never left the ground.

If you have flights in or out of AMS, check with your airline to see if your flights are delayed or otherwise affected while the situation calms down.

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