Friday 9 December 2016

Flights at German airport temporarily suspended as police hunted man who trespassed at security checkpoint

Published 30/05/2016 | 12:06

Two planes at Cologne/Bonn airport AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images
Two planes at Cologne/Bonn airport AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images

Around 2,500 passengers were affected when a security alert led to the temporary suspension of a number of flights at a German airport earlier today.

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A man trespassed at a security checkpoint at the Cologne-Bonn airport in western Germany this morning, prompting police to declare a state of alert that brought all flights to a halt.

Police ordered all planes that were on their way to take off to taxi back to the gates as they searched for the man in question.

Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports this afternoon that the man has been identified by federal police and brought to the station for questioning.

His is currently being asked why he attempted to pass the security checkpoint without being checked, the media channel reports.

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