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Police evacuate Amsterdam main square after bomb threat

Dutch police on Wednesday evacuated Amsterdam's main Dam Square, where one of the royal palaces is situated, because of a bomb threat.

THE HAGUE: Dutch police on Wednesday evacuated Amsterdam's main Dam Square, where one of the royal palaces is situated, because of a bomb threat.

"Following a bomb threat at the upmarket Bijenkorf department store, the building on Dam Square has been evacuated," police said in a tweet.

"The Bijenkorf and surrounding areas have been emptied," they added.

A police helicopter has been deployed along with extra police, Dutch media said.

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