Amsterdam airport: Dutch police investigating 'suspicious situation' on plane

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Dutch Military Police patrols at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam

Evert Elzinga EPA via Shutterstock FILE Dutch Military Police patrols at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam

"Nothing has happened, all passengers are perfectly waiting to fly soon", the airline said in a statement.

According to CNN affiliate RTL Netherlands, an alarm sounded at Schiphol Airport.

Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport appears to be on lockdown amid reports of a "suspicious situation".

A warning that triggers hijack protocols at airports "was activated, by mistake" on a plane that was bound toward Madrid, the carrier tweeted. The investigation on the plane continues, they said.

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"We will keep you posted".

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

Multiple media outlets are reporting the plan as belonging to Air Europa and was reportedly heading to Madrid.

Whatever is happening at Amsterdam #Schiphol has inbound flights still landing but then holding at remote stands rather than continuing to the terminals.

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

The speed and effectiveness of the Marechaussee's response has been nothing short of commendable.

Schiphol is one of Europe's busiest hubs, with over 54 million passengers passing through the airport from January through September this year, according to the latest figures.

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