Hanover airport reopens after vehicle intruder detained

Hanover airport reopens after vehicle intruder detained

Hanover airport reopens after vehicle intruder detained

Authorities eventually towed away the vehicle and searched outside the airport for other possible threats.

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.

The Hannover Airport has been put on a lockdown by Germany police after a man rammed through a gate in a vehicle and drove on the tarmac.

"A man broke through a barrier in a auto which went onto the runway", police said.

All flights from Hannover airport have been cancelled.

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The incident came just over a week after German police announced they were tightening airport security over terrorism fears.

Federal police said the driver, who is in his mid-20s, tested positive for amphetamines and cocaine. During the incident, Eurocontrol said that the airport would be closed to takeoffs and landings until 8 pm. Simple Flying has learnt bomb disposal experts were called to the scene to examine the auto.

All flights have been suspended after the incident happened at 3.40 local time on Saturday.

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