SCHIPHOL - A 35-year-old American was picked up at Schiphol on Monday with a weapon. Security personnel discovered the firearm with a cartridge holder with ammunition in his hand luggage at the security scan. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee then took action, securing the backpack and arresting the man.
He is still in jail and will be brought before the examining magistrate on Wednesday, reports the Marechaussee on Facebook on Tuesday. It is not yet clear why the man had the weapon.
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Did this American took his weapon with him from America and if so, where was the security at that end, or did he obtain it in the Netherlands, which is quite hard to do. What was he thinking, what was his intentions? Stupid move from his side, a sure way to get arrested and put in jail.