Flights suspended at Hannover airport in Germany after car incident today

Hannover Airport halts flight operations following security incident | International Flight Network

The incident comes as authorities tightened security before Christmas at some airports after receiving intelligence about a possible terror attack.

Incoming flights were being diverted to other airports.

A man has driven a auto through the security perimeter at Hannover Airport in northern Germany, prompting authorities to suspend flights for more than four hours.

The man, whose vehicle was registered in Poland, was quickly arrested and is being questioned.

Police stopped him after several hundred metres, it said.

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Police opened an investigation on suspicion of unsafe interference in air traffic and resisting officers, and were considering whether to have the man taken before a judge Sunday to try to have him kept in custody.

Flights resumed at 8:06pm, the airport announced on its website.

Check-in for some flights remained suspended as of 1830 GMT while police investigated.

The global airport in Hannover handled 5.87 million passengers a year ago, though it isn't one of Germany's top hubs.

But police told the BBC there was no indication so far that the incident was terrorism related.

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