Passengers and crew safely off plane at Schiphol: military police


Dutch military police are responding to reports of a suspected hijacking onboard a plane at Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

Emergency services have issued a Grip-3 report, De Telegraaf reported.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told a meeting of his VVD party he may be called away because of the situation at Schiphol, according to the UK's Guardian.

Air Europe has now confirmed that the hijacking alert was a false alarm.

The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is now investigating a situation on board of a plane at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. "We keep you posted", the airport said on social media.

Air Europa noted in a followup tweet that its flight to Madrid would take off shortly. Flights are still landing at other parts of the airport.

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

BREAKING: Video shows a large emergency response at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. According to recent updates, things at Schiphol are slowly returning to normal. At least 27 passengers and crew members were already on board.

The airport placed into lockdown as military police boarded the flight UX1094 to Madrid, before evacuating all passengers and crew at around 8.40pm.