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Shot fired as man is arrested at Schiphol Airport

Published on 19/01/2004

19 January 2004

AMSTERDAM — A shot was fired on Monday morning as military police arrested a man who was allegedly carrying a gun at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

The military police received a tip-off that one of a group of four people sitting in a Burger King restaurant was carrying a gun. When police arrived on the scene, the suspect made a dash for it.

After a short pursuit, military police caught up with the man and a shot was fired as the suspect was arrested. Authorities have confirmed that a military police officer fired a weapon during the arrest.

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred in the airport’s central plaza and passengers were not delayed. It is not yet known if the shot was fired at the suspect or was simply a warning shot.

The other three people who were with the man prior to his arrest have also been detained for questioning, news agency ANP reported.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

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