Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport evacuated in security scare affecting flights

BERLIN — Authorities say a portion of Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1 has been evacuated after a person entered a secure area without undergoing required searches.

Airport operator Fraport told the dpa news agency on Wednesday that the evacuation was a precautionary measure and that all passengers would have to go through security controls again.

Frankfurt Airport’s Twitter account says: “today at Frankfurt Airport a passenger entered the security area before the security check had been completed” and “due to current police action at FRA, passengers are advised to allow extra time to reach the airport.”

Flightaware.com, a flight tracking website, is reporting at 10 am EST that 56 flights have been cancelled at Frankfurt Airport, and another 26 delayed.