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.
Due to a police action, the German Federal Police is currently evacuating Piers A and Z at Frankfurt Airport’s T1. As a result of this measure, flight disruptions can be expected. Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight. pic.twitter.com/sRDEUOeysd— Frankfurt Airport (@Airport_FRA) August 7, 2018
Breaking: Frankfurt’s international Airport’s terminal 1 was placed on lockdown following a security breach. Adult and child managed to skip security checks according to @BILD #FRA pic.twitter.com/DZYvI1vJ6a— Maximilian Kiewel (@mkiewel) August 7, 2018
Frankfurt airport terminal 1 A being evacuated due to security issues. pic.twitter.com/0xNYNp76qu— Pedro F. Hipólito (@PedroHipolito) August 7, 2018
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.