A police officer said that the man threatened with a knife and the military police shot him, after which, he was taken into custody. In a tweet, the Marechaussee police said that the "situation is safe" and the accused has been detained.
Dutch police evacuated the worldwide airport, 9km west of Amsterdam, after the man threatened to use the knife. Authorities said it was not being treated at a terror incident.
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The tweet from Dutch police stated that the "Situation is under control".
GUNSHOTS can be heard ringing out across Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport in chilling video of the moment armed cops shot a knifeman threatening to stab holidaymakers. A police spokesman told AD newspaper there was no assumption of a terrorist motive.
Dutch media reported the airport's main plaza was temporarily evacuated after the incident.
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"Air traffic is experiencing no further consequences".
But the airport tweeted later that the plaza was "reopened to the public again although a small part remained closed".
No further information was immediately available.
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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.