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    German media initially reported that a person, who managed to skip security checks, was the reason for the evacuation, but recent info has shown it was a French family. A similar incident took place on July 28, when a trespasser caused the evacuation of Munich airport, affecting 30,000 people and 300 flights.

    The Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 has reopened after a partial evacuation initiated by an unauthorized person entered the security area A. According to the latest German Federal police report, it turned out that a French family of four had bypassed a security checkpoint without being checked. Police haven't clarified how that had happened.

    Earlier German federal police spokeswoman Julia Thiel reported that the evacuation of Terminal 1 at the Frankfurt Airport had been initiated after an unauthorized person got past the security area. The news outlet Bild reported, citing a spokesperson, that the perpetrator had "disappeared."

    "There were indications that at least one person entered the security area in area A without authorization, and so we have to clear the security area," a spokeswoman said.

    Germany's FAZ also reported that the perpetrator had a child with him and that it had passed through the security checkpoint, while security personnel were distracted.

    The airport's official Twitter account said that Concourses A and Z are being evacuated in the Terminal 1 "due to police action." The tweet also warned that flight disruptions are to be expected.

    A similar incident happened at the Munich airport on July 28, when a person passed through the security area without being checked by officers. This resulted in an evacuation that affected 30,000 passengers and cancelled 300 flights.

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