Dutch man with gun arrested on Schiphol airport: police
Military police arrested a Dutchman carrying a loaded gun in his jacket pocket at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Tuesday as he tried to board a flight for the Dutch Antilles, a spokesman said.
"The man did not threaten anyone with his gun," Robert van Kapel, a spokesman for the airport's military police unit, told AFP.
The man, 35, was apprehended after the pistol set off a security scanner around 9:30 am (0730 GMT).
"The arrest went without incident," said Van Kapel, adding the man did not try to resist.
Travelling alone, the man had sought to board a flight for the island of Curacao in the Dutch Antilles.
He will remain in detention until his first appearance before a magistrate in three days.
Last December, a 23-year-old Nigerian was able to board a Detroit-bound jet at Schiphol wearing underpants containing explosive chemicals, which he tried to set off mid-air.
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