Flights resume at Germany's Hannover Airport after man drove into secure area

Flights resume at Germany's Hannover Airport after man drove into secure area

Flights resume at Germany's Hannover Airport after man drove into secure area

They later tweeted that the security areas have been cleared, and all flight operations have been suspended at the airport while the incident is being investigated.

The news was announced by Hannover Police on Twitter, saying "An incident occurred at 15:40, after a man had broken through a gate with a vehicle and drove to the apron".

The man, whose auto was registered in Poland, was quickly arrested and is being questioned.

Bomb disposal experts were examining the auto, which police described as a routine measure.

He drove through the perimeter fence and tried to pursue an Aegean Airlines plane that had just landed from Athens, the paper added. At the airport, officers pursued him until he stopped the auto underneath an airliner with 172 passengers on board. No one was hurt in the incident.

They think he acted alone. Flights resumed several hours later, at about 8 p.m.

It has been reported that the man arrested, aged in his mid-20s, tested positive for amphetamine and cocaine.

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

Millions fly through the airport, 11km from the city centre, every year but it is not one of the country's major hubs. According to Eurocontrol, the airport remains closed until 20:00 UTC'.

On Twitter the International Flight Network posted: 'Hannover Airport (HAJ) has now halted operations.

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