Hanover airport on lockdown after 'car drove through barrier on the runway'

Geraldine Edwards
January 1, 2019

Travellers waiting at Hannover Airport after an incident.

Police say a judge has ordered the continued detention of a young Polish man who forced open a locked perimeter gate at Germany's Hannover Airport and drove his auto onto the airfield.

Hannover police said on Twitter that officers stopped the auto and overwhelmed the man. While the terminal area remained open, however, a police statement from the local force claimed that the security areas were "currently vacated".

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Hanover police said the driver had tested positive for cocaine and amphetamines.

Officials have not said whether they're treating the incident as terror related.

Flights were delayed and diverted as a result of the incident closing the airport.

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Air traffic at the airport was paralyzed for more than four hours. The incident originally unfolded at around 1530 local time, and the airport said that flights resumed at 2006.

According to Eurocontrol, the airport remains closed until approximately 22:00 UTC.

Bomb disposal experts were examining the vehicle, which police described as a routine measure.

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Airport traffic resumed at Hanover airport on Saturday after being suspended when a vehicle crashed through a barrier onto the runway, police said. The security areas are now vacated, now there is no clearance.

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