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Hundreds of people are evacuated from Germany’s Frankfurt International Airport

Man, 38, sparks mass evacuation and armed response at Germany’s Frankfurt International Airport when he shouts ‘I will kill you all, Allahu Akbar’ after police confronted him for not wearing a mask

  • Man, from Slovenia, acted aggressively towards police at Frankfurt International 
  • Airport was evacuated and footage saw armed officers surrounding a suspect
  • Man shouted, ‘I will kill you all, Allahu Akbar’, before he abandoned his luggage

A man sparked a mass evacuation and armed response at a German airport when he shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ after police confronted him for not wearing a face mask. 

The 38-year-old man, from Slovenia, acted aggressively towards police at Frankfurt International Airport when police approached him for not wearing a face mask at around 5.16pm today. 

The man shouted, ‘I will kill you all, Allahu Akbar’, before he abandoned his luggage and attempted to flee the scene.   

Terminal 1 of the airport was evacuated and footage saw armed officers surrounding a suspect while all passengers were seen standing outside the airport with the regional train station also closed.  

Police pointed a gun at a suspect at Germany’s Frankfurt International Airport 

A Federal Police Directorate Frankfurt am Main Airport spokesman said: ‘At around 8pm the federal police gave the all-clear. An armed man in the terminal areas could be excluded.

‘The deployment resulted in greater disruption to air and rail traffic at Frankfurt Airport.

‘The Slovenes are being investigated for suspected threats and resistance to law enforcement officials. 

‘The interrogation and investigations into the incidents are currently ongoing. So far there is no information about the motivation. There are parallel investigations into the evidence of the armed persons.’ 

Earlier Frankfurt Airport tweeted: ‘Due to an ongoing police operation, parts of Terminal 1, the regional train station and the transition to the long-distance train station are currently closed at Frankfurt Airport. 

Passengers are seen outside the terminal

Frankfurt Airport tweeted: 'Passengers are asked to follow the instructions of the security staff on site'

Passengers are seen outside the terminal while Frankfurt Airport tweeted: ‘Passengers are asked to follow the instructions of the security staff on site’

Armed officers surround a man

Police are seen in the terminal of Frankfurt Airport

Armed officers surround a man (left) while police are seen in the terminal of Frankfurt Airport (right) 

‘Passengers are asked to follow the instructions of the security staff on site.’ 

‘As a result, there may be delays in the operational process. Passengers are therefore asked to check the flight status in advance on the airline’s website.’  

In an update, Frankfurt Airport added: ‘In consideration of the ongoing police investigation at Frankfurt Airport, we would ask you to refrain from speculating and making inappropriate comments about the incident as well as posting videos. 

‘We will keep you informed as soon as we receive updates from the authorities.’   

Passengers were evacuated from the terminal as Frankfurt Airport tweeted: 'We will keep you informed as soon as we receive updates from the authorities'

Passengers were evacuated from the terminal as Frankfurt Airport tweeted: ‘We will keep you informed as soon as we receive updates from the authorities’

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