Hamburg airport closed after possible hostage situation

Hamburg airport closed after possible hostage situation
# 05 November 2023 01:29 (UTC +04:00)

Germany's Hamburg airport was closed on Saturday evening after a man broke into the premises and fired two gunshots into the sky, according to local police, APA reports citing DW.

The Hamburg police said on social media platform that they were assuming a hostage situation.

The German news agency dpa quoted a police spokesperson as saying that the man broke through a gate with his vehicle at around 8 p.m. local time and drove onto the apron of the airport. At least one child is confirmed to be in the man's vehicle.

The airport said all taking off and landing had been canceled on Saturday evening.

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