Yesterday evening, five people became unwell after opening a suitcase at Schiphol airport. The suitcase contained an unknown substance, which is currently being examined by a laboratory.
The five people in question were security staff, who opened the suitcase after it had been seized. The incident took place in a commercial building at the airport. The staff who opened the suitcase became slightly unwell and were examined by medical personnel. They did not need to be hospitalised. Their complaints have now decreased, NU.nl reports.
#Brandweer verricht metingen na aantreffen van een onbekende stof uit een in beslag genomen koffer in een bedrijfsgebouw op Schiphol. Hierbij zijn een aantal personen licht onwel geworden. Er wordt momenteel verder onderzoek verricht naar de aard van de stof. ^mm
— VRK (@VRKennemerland) July 7, 2020
What exactly the substance is remains unclear: it is currently under investigation in a laboratory. The Royal Marechaussee is also investigating the incident. The spokesperson for the security region says that the substance is not a danger to public health.
Do you have any guesses on what the unknown substance might be? Let us know your theories in the comments below.
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