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Police in Amsterdam are interrogating a 51-year-old Canadian man after he allegedly claimed he had a bomb.

Joanna Helmonds, a spokeswoman for the border police agency in The Netherlands, said the incident occurred Monday evening at around 7:15 local time in one of the airport’s departure halls.

As of Tuesday morning, she said authorities are trying to figure out what his motive was.

“Yesterday, he reported that he had a bomb in his luggage that was set to go off,” said Helmonds.

“Fortunately, he did not actually have a bomb or explosives in his luggage, but it’s a very serious threat.”

Helmonds said the departure hall was evacuated for about half an hour as a precaution, but was later reopened after the arrest.

She said he is facing charges in connection to making a false bomb report.

Further information, such as the man’s identity or what province he was from, is not available yet as the investigation is ongoing.

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