Hanover Airport shut down over drug-fueled security incident

Hanover Airport shut down over drug-fueled security incident

According to police, the incident is not being treated as terror-related, and the gentleman involved was believed to be acting alone.

The man had tried to follow a plane operated by Greek airline Aegean, which was landing after a flight from Athens.

Bomb disposal experts were sent in to examine the vehicle and no risky objects were found.

All flights have been suspended after the incident happened at 3.40 local time on Saturday.

"Police checks of the vehicle have been completed, no risky objects were found. Hanover airport resumed operations at about 20:05 (1905 GMT)", Hanover police tweeted on Saturday.

Airport staff announced flights had resumed at 8.05pm local time (7.05pm GMT).

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Hanover police said the driver had tested positive for cocaine and amphetamines.

Part of terminal A was closed, but the two other terminals remained open, police told German news agency DPA.

They couldn't give further information about where he came from because he was not carrying an identity card.

Flights were delayed and diverted as a result of the incident closing the airport.

Hannover airport handled 5.87 million passengers a year ago, though it isn't one of Germany's top hubs.

'Arriving flights are diverting, departures have been suspended after a vehicle driver reportedly tried to enter the apron.


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