Flights suspended at German airport after auto incident

Flights suspended at German airport after auto incident

Millions of people fly through it every year, but it is not considered one of Germany's major hubs.

Hannover Airport is on lock down and all flights suspended after a man drove through a gate near the runway, German Police have said. Last time a driver drove right into the runway of Lyon Airport in France on 10 September. The airport is located in Langenhagen, seven miles north of downtown Hannover. The auto was stopped by police, and the man driving the vehicle was detained after being "overwhelmed" by the police.

It was unclear how long flights at the airport would remain suspended.

No one was hurt, Hannover police said. At least several flights have been diverted from the airport or delayed. They found no traces of explosives, and flight operations resumed shortly after 8 p.m. - about 4 1/2 hours after the man drove onto the airfield.

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Bomb disposal experts were sent in to examine the vehicle and no unsafe objects were found. Hanover police said in a statement: "Flight operations are now suspended".

Officials have not said whether they're treating the incident as terror related.

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