Frankfurt police announced that they had wrapped up an operation at Frankfurt Airport on Saturday after an earlier evacuation due to a possible "gun threat". According to police, a detailed press release on the incident will be rolled out soon.
Police reportedly detained two people and are looking for a third suspect after unattended luggage was found at the German airport.
Earlier, it was reported that Terminal 1 of the airport had been evacuated due to an alleged "gun threat".
Due to an ongoing police operation, parts of Terminal 1, the regional train station and the crossing to the long-distance train station are currently closed at Frankfurt Airport. Passengers are asked to follow the instructions of the security staff on site. pic.twitter.com/5EtfEyYkuU— Frankfurt Airport (@Airport_FRA) January 16, 2021
A video emerged online showing a police officer pointing a gun at someone lying on the floor.
Some passengers tweeted questions about whether the evacuation could lead to flight cancellations.
@EmiratesSupport there is a mass evacuation at frankfurt Airport because of a gun threat. What does this mean for travelers? Will flights be delayed? Refunded? Will travelers get a hotel overnight? I was planning to fly to Dubai at 8:30 pic.twitter.com/ksp3QyWgox— Cassandra Beyer (@cassi_xo_) January 16, 2021