Frankfurt International Airport evacuated as armed police swoop on suspect ‘dumping a suitcase and shouting “Alluah Akbar”’
- Terminal 1 of the airport was evacuated in connection with abandoned luggage
- Armed officers surrounded a man and passengers were seen standing outside
- Frankfurt Airport tweeted that the regional train station has also been closed
PUBLISHED: 19:00, 16 January 2021 | UPDATED: 21:39, 16 January 2021
Hundreds of people were evacuated from Germany’s Frankfurt International Airport as armed police react to ‘reports of a bomb alert’.
Terminal 1 of the airport was evacuated this evening in connection with abandoned luggage which was reportedly found to be harmless.
Footage saw armed officers surrounding a suspect while all passengers were seen standing outside the airport with the regional train station also closed. Read More
A man, believed to be homeless, reportedly left a bag at the passport control and shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before he fled, according to unconfirmed reports on Bild.
The man and a second suspect were reportedly arrested shortly afterwards, according to the publication.
Frankfurt Airport tweeted: ‘Due to an ongoing police operation, parts of Terminal 1, the regional train station and the transition to the long-distance train station are currently closed at Frankfurt Airport. People get evacuated from Frankfurt Airport over suspected ‘gunman’Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:00PreviousPlaySkipMuteCurrent Time0:00/Duration Time0:10FullscreenNeed Text+6
Police pointed a gun at a suspect at Germany’s Frankfurt International Airport following ‘reports of a bomb threat’Armed officers surround ‘suspected gunman’ at Frankfurt AirportLoaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:00PreviousPlaySkipMuteCurrent Time0:00/Duration Time0:22FullscreenNeed Text+6
Passengers are seen outside the terminal while Frankfurt Airport tweeted: ‘Passengers are asked to follow the instructions of the security staff on site’Police respond to suspected ‘gunman’ incident at Frankfurt AirportLoaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:00PreviousPlaySkipMuteCurrent Time0:00/Duration Time0:18FullscreenNeed Text
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‘Passengers are asked to follow the instructions of the security staff on site.’
‘As a result, there may be delays in the operational process. Passengers are therefore asked to check the flight status in advance on the airline’s website.’
Federal and state police are probing the incident, according to Frankfurt Airport Police. +6
Armed officers surround a man (left) while police are seen in the terminal of Frankfurt Airport (right) +6
Passengers were evacuated from the terminal as Frankfurt Airport tweeted: ‘We will keep you informed as soon as we receive updates from the authorities’
In an update, Frankfurt Airport added: ‘In consideration of the ongoing police investigation at Frankfurt Airport, we would ask you to refrain from speculating and making inappropriate comments about the incident as well as posting videos.
‘We will keep you informed as soon as we receive updates from the authorities.’ Read more: