Bomb threat prompts brief evacuation of Amsterdam train station; one arrest

Police working at the Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station arrested a suspect for allegedly making bomb threats. The threats were made by a person inside a train early Friday afternoon, a spokesperson for Dutch national railway NS told media outlets.

“No explosive was found,” police said in a statement.

Authorities were dispatched to the station before 12:15 p.m., and police confirmed they were responding to a suspicious situation about 15 minutes later. The arrest was made and the situation was resolved by 12:40 p.m., police said.

There were no reported injuries in the case, but the train station was briefly evacuated, according to NU.nl.

The NS said the situation caused delays to trains on the Sloterdijk to Haarlem route. Normal operations slowly restarted, and trains were expected to be running on their normal schedules by 2 p.m.

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