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Police respond to reports of a knifeman trying to hijack a plane in Amsterdam 

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Police respond to reports of a knifeman trying to hijack a plane in Amsterdam

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

‘There is a suspicious situation and that’s all I can say,’ a spokesman for the military police said. 

He declined to name the airline involved or provide further details. 

Reports on Twitter suggest men armed with knives were trying to hijack an outbound flight. 

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Images on social media show passengers stood behind a cordon as police watch on.

One passenger said: ‘Masses of people have just been asked to move back further behind the security cordon.’

Schipol airport tweeted: ‘The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is currently investigating a situation on board of a plane at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. We keep you posted.’

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