The attacker drove a automobile via a barrier and fired two photographs within the air; all flights had been cancelled.
The airport within the northern German port metropolis of Hamburg was closed and flights had been cancelled after an armed man breached a gate along with his automobile and fired two photographs within the air in what police referred to as a “hostage state of affairs”.
The gunman broke via a gate at about 8pm (19:00 GMT) on Saturday and drove onto the apron of the airport – the place plane are parked, unloaded and refuelled – federal police spokesperson Thomas Gerbert informed the dpa information company.
“There may be at the moment a serious police operation on the tarmac at Hamburg Airport,” wrote Hamburg police on X.
“We’re on website with a big contingent of emergency providers. We’re at the moment assuming a static hostage state of affairs,” they added.
Police stated nobody gave the impression to be injured, however the airport introduced it was closed for takeoffs and landings.
“Resulting from a police measure on the apron of Hamburg Airport, there shall be no take-offs and landings as we speak, November 4. All affected passengers ought to contact the airline instantly,” the airport stated on its web site.
A spokesperson for the airport stated 27 flights had been affected.
After firing the photographs, the particular person threw two burning bottles out of the automobile, police stated.
The police spokesperson stated a toddler was within the automobile. German every day Bild reported there have been two kids in his automobile.
Police additionally stated the person’s spouse had beforehand contacted them a couple of attainable little one abduction.
Gerbert stated a lot of officers from state and federal police had been on-site and within the neighborhood of the automobile. They’re “very robustly geared up”, he stated.
In October, authorities closed the identical airport as a consequence of an assault menace on a flight from Tehran to Hamburg.