Police arrest suspect on Thalys Amsterdam-Paris train evacuated in Rotterdam
Earlier on, the Amsterdam-Paris international Thalys train was stopped and evacuated, as were seven platforms at the Rotterdam train station.
According to a witness, the man who jumped on the train “had a bomb.” The man then locked himself in the restroom. The train had to be stopped and evacuated.
A SWAT team and an anti-terrorist unit were present during the evacuation at 8.30am local time (06:00 GMT).
Evacuation Thalys in Rotterdam. Passenger locked himself in toilet. Security forces have situation under control. No risk for our passengers— Thalys (@thalys_en) September 18, 2015
A Thalys train was involved in an incident in August when a gunman opened fire on board. A 26-year-old Moroccan was heavily armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and nine cartridges, an automatic Luger pistol and a knife. The potential massacre on the train, en route to Paris from Amsterdam, was prevented by three Americans, a Briton and a Frenchman who were in the car. Two people were injured before they managed to subdue the attacker.