Dutch army to help police as security at Amsterdam airport extended again
- Record-setting rally pushes on as S&P ends week up 3 percent
- Trump's Cohn Pick Most Bullish Sign Yet for Banks - Cowen
- Unusual 11 Mid-Day Movers: (IDXG) (INVN) (EBS) Higher; (SCON) (DTEA) (DLTH) Lower (more...)
- 21st Century Fox (FOXA) offers to acquire Sky for GBP10.75/share
- Coca Cola (KO) Announces James Quincey to Succeed Muhtar Kent as CEO; Kent to Continue as Chairman
Aerial view of Schiphol airport near Amsterdam April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman
News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Security measures in and around Amsterdam's Schiphol airport have been extended again, probably to last throughout the holiday season, and will include soldiers helping border police check cars and trains.
Extra security around Schiphol started on July 30, although the Netherlands' Coordinator for Security and Counter terrorism has kept the nation's threat level at "substantial", one notch below the highest level of alertness for possible attacks.
Officials declined to elaborate on the nature of the threat, which they have described as a "signal" or "indication."
"We still cannot elaborate on the nature of the information that we have," Adam Elzakalai, the mayor of Haarlemmermeer, the municipality which oversees Schiphol, said.
He said he understood public frustration over the secrecy but it was "necessary to protect our sources and preserve our informational advantage".
Travelers to the airport are advised to expect delays of about half an hour.
After attacks by Islamist militants in France, Belgium and Germany, the Netherlands is considered a potential target, because it supports U.S.-led military operations against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Louise Ireland)
Serious News for Serious Traders! Try StreetInsider.com Premium Free!
You May Also Be Interested In
- Islamic State militants enter Palmyra after heavy fighting: monitor
- France arrests new suspect in foiled terror plot
- Gambia's President-Elect says Jammeh cannot reject polls
Create E-mail Alert Related CategoriesReuters
Sign up for StreetInsider Free!
Receive full access to all new and archived articles, unlimited portfolio tracking, e-mail alerts, custom newswires and RSS feeds - and more!