Published November 14, 2015
An Air France flight was evacuated and searched Saturday afternoon at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport after threats were made on Twitter, Dutch police said.
The Paris-bound flight was searched after a series of now-deleted tweets were sent from the account @jihadijohn8.
"Yesterday Paris and now @BrusselsAirport and @Schiphol will be attacked very soon by our brothers. #ParisAttacks #isis."
That message was followed by: "Forget #Russia? Wait for what will happen on flight AF1741 from #Amsterdam to #Paris.. #ParisAttacks"
Air France flight 1741 was evacuated shortly before it was scheduled to take off, Dutch military police spokesman Dennis Muller said. An Air France spokeswoman said the flight had 85 passengers and six crew members onboard. Police searched the plane, passengers and luggage, but nothing threatening was found, AFP reported.
"We always take threats very seriously and we decided here to evacuate the passengers and to search the aircraft," Muller said.
The plane was set to finally depart later Saturday.
There was heightened security measures for all flight traffic going into or out of France on Saturday, following Friday night's deadly terror attacks in Paris.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.