Parts of Schiphol closed off as Marechaussee investigate a suspicious situation, 12 Apr 2016 (Photo: @victorpascual/Twitter) - Credit: Parts of Schiphol closed off as Marechaussee investigate a suspicious situation, 12 Apr 2016 (Photo: @victorpascual/Twitter)
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 13:00
Court releases drunk man claiming to be Schiphol terrorist
The Polish man arrested at Schiphol Airport on Tuesday, was released on Thursday morning. The drunk man was arrested after telling the Marechaussee, a military policing force in charge of airport security, that he is a terrorist, according to the Public Prosecutor. After his terrorist claim, Marechaussee officers asked the 25 year old whether there was a bomb in the two locked backpacks he had with him. The man first answered yes and then denied it. The Marechaussee arrested the man and closed down part of the airport to investigate. A first examination with a sniffer dog indicated that the backpacks may contain something dangerous, but further investigation by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad revealed that it was a false alarm. The Pole will have to appear in court on June 21st. He is being charged with making a false bomb threat. He is also suspected of theft.