Hannover Airport Closed After Runway Encroachment

Hannover Airport halts flight operations following security incident | International Flight Network

Simple Flying has learnt bomb disposal experts were called to the scene to examine the vehicle.

"The investigation into the background (of the incident) continues", police said. While the terminal area remained open, however, a police statement from the local force claimed that the security areas were "currently vacated".

"Police checks of the vehicle have been completed, no unsafe objects were found. Hanover airport resumed operations at about 20:05 (1905 GMT)", Hanover police tweeted on Saturday.

No one was hurt, Hannover police said.

The man had tried to follow a plane operated by Greek airline Aegean, which was landing after a flight from Athens.

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The terrorist group has lost roughly 99% of its territory in Iraq and Syria and is no longer in control of any major city. The US has kept a sustained military presence in Iraq since the 2003 invasion launched by former President George W Bush.

They think he acted alone.

Police sources said a terrorist motive could be "basically ruled out". Flights resumed several hours later, at about 8 p.m.

Officers managed to "overpower" the man, who drove a Polish-registered vehicle, and arrest him. They said the man wasn't carrying an identity card. According to Eurocontrol, the airport remains closed until 20:00 UTC'. Planes scheduled to land were diverted to other airports, a police spokesperson added. Flight operations are now suspended.

Hannover Airport (HAJ) is the ninth-largest airport in Germany, handling 5.8 million passengers in 2017.

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