France-bound plane evacuated in Amsterdam after 'threats'

2015-11-14 18:08
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The Hague - A France-bound plane was evacuated to be searched on Saturday before departing Amsterdam airport after "threats" against it were posted on Twitter, Dutch police said.

"We always take threats very seriously and we decided here to evacuate the passengers and to search the aircraft," police spokesman Dennis Muller told AFP.

He did not make any links however to the deadly Paris attacks late on Friday which have left at least 128 people dead.

"Threats were made against this flight in a tweet," Muller said.

He did not specify where the plane was headed in France, nor the name of the airline or what kind of threat had been made.

The Dutch news agency ANP however said it was flight AF1741 - an Air France flight which was due to take off for Paris at 13:45 GMT.

According to the website of Schipol airport in Amsterdam, flight AF1741 was now due to take off more than an hour after it had originally been scheduled to leave.

Following Friday's attacks, the Netherlands has decided to tighten border controls as well as checks at its airports and railways.

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