Frankfurt Airport evacuated over breach of security

Frankfurt Airport evacuated over breach of security

The Frankfurt Airport is being evacuated due to what the authorities described as “security breach” when an unauthorised individual gained undue access into unauthorised space.

Taking to its verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, the FA wrote: “Due to a police action, the German Federal Police is currently evacuating Piers A and Z at Frankfurt Airport’s T1.

“As a result of this measure, flight disruptions can be expected. Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight.”

Parts of Frankfurt airport were evacuated for several hours on Tuesday, following a security scare involving a French family, federal police said.

In a tweet, police said the airport was evacuated because of a mistake by an air safety assistant.

"Despite a positive explosive test, a four-member French family was released into the security area. The family was found, questioned and allowed to travel further," it said.