At first, news spoke of a bomb threat, then of the intrusion of an unauthorized person. The fact is that the Frankfurt airport, the largest in Germany and the eleventh largest worldwide, was evacuated and security forces took action. The operation involved the Terminal 1 of the airport, where a person went through the security checks before controls were finished.
The gates involved
According to police, the evacuated gates of the Frankfurt airport are A and A+ of the Terminal 1. The operations are still ongoing and Lufthansa flights are expected to suffer delays.
DPA news agency reports that the suspect person who triggered an alert, after passing the controls before the security operations were completed, is a man, probably a passenger, but it is still unclear whether he intentionally decided to enter the departure area before the end of the controls or not.
Truth to be told, the alert level is high in all the airports of the world. The United States, followed closely by Great Britain, informed that it had requested the airports from which “there are direct flights to US” to increase their security measures, “both visible and invisible to the public.” Increased controls over electronic devices, stricter people and luggage search, even the help of sniffer dogs to detect explosives.
An Isis blitz in Belgium: two at the Brussels airport and one at the Maalbeek metro station, which caused dozens of deaths and injuries. Followin, in June, was targeted the largest airport in Turkey: Kalashnikov armed terrorists opened fire at the security checkpoint in the arrivals area of the Ataturk airport, causing a massacre.
A few days ago, an alleged shootout triggered an alert at the international airport of Los Angeles. The suspect was a man who had opened fire on the passengers. But the police said that the alleged gunshots were merely “loud noises”. Yet, nothing can be can be underestimated nowadays.