Hamburg Airport Suspends Flights After ‘Threat Of Attack On Aircraft’

Flights were halted at Hamburg Airport in Germany on Monday morning, October 9, after an attack threat was made against a jet flying from the Iranian capital of Tehran.

According to Mail Online, German police descended on the plane after it safely arrived at the international airport in the country’s north and performed a search in response to a previous emailed threat.

The Iranian plane landed in Hamburg about 12.20pm, with 198 passengers and 16 staff members going through security. The aircraft and its cargo were also searched.

 

The terminal halted take-offs and landings at 12.40pm local time, a spokesman said. Cops said they were taking the threat seriously but have yet to disclose further details.

 

Hamburg Airport officials have since revealed that air traffic has resumed at the airport.

 

The police operation comes on the first day of a special meeting of the German and French governments in Hamburg, with Chancellor Olaf Scholz and President Emmanuel Macron both attending.

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