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Dutch police say passengers 'safe' after Amsterdam plane incident

AFP  |  The Hague 

Dutch police said on Wednesday they are investigating a "suspicious incident" on a plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport but that the passengers and crew had disembarked safely.

"Passengers and crew are safely off the plane," the Royal Military Police, which deals with ports and airports, said on Twitter without giving further details.

"Investigation on site continues." The police service had earlier said it was "investigating a suspect situation on board a plane at Schiphol."

Dutch television station NOS said that it had involved a possible hijacking, without giving its sources, adding that the captain of the plane had pressed a hijacking alarm. The plane was carrying 27 passengers, it said.

The airport had declared a "serious situation that can have a major impact on the population", the Dutch agency ANP reported.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 07 2019. 02:05 IST