Berlin, January 17 Due to the suspected bomb threat, German police partially blockaded and evacuated Frankfurt Airport, Germany’s largest airport, on the evening of the 16th local time. As of that night, the police had arrested one suspect and were still searching for another suspected suspect.
Frankfurt Airport is located in the central state of Hesse, Germany. Before the coronavirus epidemic, Frankfurt Airport received about 85 million passengers a year, making it the third largest airport in Europe and the largest in Germany.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Frankfurt Airport has changed all flights to take off and land in Terminal 1 due to the sharp decline in passenger flow.
According to the case information released by the German Federal Police in Frankfurt Airport that night, at about 17:16 that day, the German Federal Police patrolling in Terminal 1 of Frankfurt Airport noticed that a Slovenian man did not wear a mask as required and tried to remind him.
At this time, the man began to show aggressive behavior and shouted “I want to kill all of you” and so on. Later, he left his carry-on luggage and tried to escape, but was quickly subdued by the police.
Concerned about the possible risk of luggage, the police closed the departure hall B of Terminal 1 of the airport and evacuated the personnel. Subsequently, the bomb disposal experts arrived at the scene to start work and eliminated the alarm.
At the same time, the police received information that there was another man allegedly armed in the terminal. Subsequently, the police dispatched hundreds of people to carry out a large-scale search at the airport.
As of 2000 hours, no armed person had been found in the terminal. The airport has now returned to normal operation.
At present, the police are investigating arrested Slovenian men on suspicion of making threats and obstructing law enforcement.
The authorities said that its motives were not clear. The police are still investigating the clue of “armed man”.