Serious threat of attack: German airport immediately shut down

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.09 - 2023 2:10 PM CET

German airport immediately shut down.

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All activity at Hamburg Airport was abruptly halted on Monday afternoon.

The reason for this is a serious threat of an attack against a specific flight, as reported by NDR.

According to the media outlet, the flight in question was supposed to have arrived from Iran's capital, Tehran. The plane landed at 12:20 PM (Local time) and had 198 passengers and 16 crew members on board.

Unknown content of the threat

There are no reports on the content of the threat. However, it came via email and is described as "serious" by NDR.

Passengers were led to a separate gate where they and their luggage are being searched.

All flight operations at the airport have been suspended while the situation is being investigated.

There have been no departures or arrivals since 12:40 PM (Local time).

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