HAMBURG: An armed father who took his four-year-old daughter hostage, forcing the suspension of flights at Hamburg airport, gave himself up “with out resistance” on Sunday (Nov 5) after hours of negotiations, German police stated.
The 35-year-old man had barricaded himself and the child in his car on the foot of a Turkish Airways airplane on Saturday night, demanding to be allowed on board after a custody dispute with the mom.
He had rammed his automobile via the safety space onto the apron the place planes are parked, firing two pictures within the air and throwing two burning bottles out of the automobile, police stated.
“The hostage-taking has ended,” native police posted on X, previously Twitter, Sunday afternoon.
“The person has left his automobile along with his daughter and been taken for questioning by safety forces with out resistance,” it stated, including the kid “appears in good well being”.
Police had introduced psychologists and groups of negotiators in addition to fast response items to the airport in northern Germany.
Authorities stated a dispute over custody of the kid was believed to be behind the incident, with the spouse of the driving force putting an emergency name alerting police to the kidnapping of her little one.
Police had described prolonged negotiations which had taken place in Turkish and introduced the daddy was believed to be “in possession of a loaded weapon and maybe explosives”.
The person, a Turk in response to the each day Bild newspaper, had at first demanded to be allowed to fly to Turkey along with his daughter.
“That is now not the goal of negotiations,” an area police spokesperson had stated.
“We consider that the kid is bodily properly,” police spokeswoman Sandra Levgruen informed regional tv channel NDR.
“That is what we are able to see and what we collect from phone conversations with the person chargeable for what has occurred. We will hear the kid within the background.”
“I do not need to discuss her psychological state,” the spokeswoman added.
“We’re speaking, speaking and speaking once more,” with the daddy, and “looking for a peaceable answer,” she had added.
On Sunday morning the airport administration posted on X saying, “Air visitors stays suspended till additional discover.”
On Saturday night, 17 flights scheduled to land in Hamburg had been diverted. One other 286 flights had been scheduled for Sunday, carrying some 34,500 passengers.