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.
— Lufthansa (@lufthansa) August 31, 2016
Therefore the German federal police cleared departure hall A as a preventative measure.Passengers will be rechecked prior to departure.2/2
— Frankfurt Airport (@Airport_FRA) August 31, 2016
Everyone has been evacuated and the terminal in blocked by the police
Frankfurt airport pic.twitter.com/B52WvcFe0U
— Mina Maged (@MinaMaged4real) August 31, 2016