Slovenian citizen triggers Frankfurt airport evacuation

Franfurt Aiport (Photo: STA/Aljoša Rehar)

By: Z.P., STA

The German Federal Police reported it had evacuated and closed off sections of Frankfurt Airport due to a security threat posed by a Slovenian citizen on Saturday.

The 38-year-old, who was not wearing a face mask, threatened police officers and resisted arrest. His abandoned luggage was deemed harmless. He was detained and taken to a psychiatric hospital, according to police spokesperson, who also said the Slovenian was considered the main suspect. His motive has not yet been established. The Slovenian police has been notified of the incident.