Flights suspended at Hanover airport after auto breaches runway

Flights suspended at Hanover airport after auto breaches runway

Flights suspended at Hanover airport after auto breaches runway

"Police checks of the vehicle have been completed, no risky objects were found. Hanover airport resumed operations at about 20:05 (1905 GMT)", Hanover police said.

A man has driven a vehicle through the security perimeter at Hannover Airport in northern Germany, prompting authorities to suspend flights for more than four hours. Flights have been suspended at Hannover airport in central Germany after a man tried to drive onto the facility's apron.

The man was quickly arrested and taken into custody. Officers then overpowered the man in his auto and arrested him.

At about 20:05 (CET), the airport resumed normal operations. The auto was stopped by federal police and the driver was detained.


Take-offs and landings of planes are suspended while police investigated.

Part of terminal A was closed, but the two other terminals remained open, police told German news agency DPA.

The worldwide airport in Hannover handled 5.87 million passengers past year, though it isn't one of Germany's top hubs.

Officials have not said whether they're treating the incident as terror related.

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