THE HAGUE, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The additional security measures at and around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be downscaled, the municipality of Haarlemmermeer and the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) stated Thursday.
Due to a terror threat signal the Dutch military police started with extra security checks on July 30 this year. The extra checks, on the roads and at the airport, since last week supported by the Dutch army, lasted until Thursday.
Further research into the signal has led to the conclusion that part of the increased security measures are no longer necessary.
The municipality of Haarlemmermeer, of which Schiphol Airport is part of, the public prosecution office and the military police decided to downscale the measures in consultation with the NCTV.
Later on Thursday the additional security measures will be reduced and the Dutch army will no longer be involved. However, more security will remain visible and invisible at the airport and irregular checks will continue.
"Just like at other international airports we need to stay alert constantly," the NCTV and the municipality of Haarlemmermeer stated in a press release. "Airports remain a potential target for terrorists."
The terror threat signal suited the current threat level of substantial in the Netherlands, the NCTV stated in July. The respective parties did not give away any details on the terror threat signal.