Frankfurt Airport horror: Terrified travellers flee terminal as armed police hunt suspect

Frankfurt International Airport was evacuated after police were called to unattended luggage left at the airport. The police urged people not to speculate and the luggage has been found to be harmless.

The airport tweeted: “Due to an ongoing police operation, parts of Terminal 1, the regional train station and the crossing to the long-distance train station are currently closed at Frankfurt Airport.

“Passengers are asked to follow the instructions of the security staff on site.

“As a result, there may be delays in the operation. Passengers are therefore asked to check the flight status in advance on the airlines’ websites.”

Terminal 1 of the airport was evacuated following abandoned luggage, which was reportedly found to be harmless.

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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.”

One person tweeted: “@EmiratesSupport there is a mass evacuation at Frankfurt Airport because of a gun threat.

“What does this mean for travellers? Will flights be delayed? Refunded? Will travellers get a hotel overnight? I was planning to fly to Dubai at 8:30.”

The airport has confirmed the incident has been resolved but warned travellers there may still be delays.

They tweeted: “The operational measures on #Flughafen#Frankfurt are finished.

“The blocked areas are indicated by the #Bundespolizei release successively.

“This can lead to delays.”

This comes after an unattended bag was discovered in Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2, prompting the terminal to be evacuated yesterday.

A 19-year-old man was arrested for carrying a prohibited article in an aerodrome.

This evacuation came just after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the UK’s travel corridors will be closed in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The move means those arriving in the UK will have to go into a period of self-isolation for 10 days regardless of where they have come from.

Anyone found to be breaking this rule could be slapped with a fine of up to £1,000.