Man, 38, sparks mass evacuation and armed response at Germany’s Frankfurt International Airport when he shouts I will kill you all, Allahu Akbar after police confronted him for not wearing a mask.
Man, from Slovenia, acted aggressively towards police at Frankfurt International
Airport was evacuated and footage saw armed officers surrounding a suspect.
A man sparked a mass evacuation and armed response at a German airport when he shouted Allahu Akbar after police confronted him for not wearing a face mask.
The 38-year-old man, from Slovenia, acted aggressively towards police at Frankfurt International Airport when police approached him for not wearing a face mask at around 5.16pm today.
The man shouted, I will kill you all, Allahu Akbar, before he abandoned his luggage and attempted to flee the scene.
Terminal 1 of the airport was evacuated and footage saw armed officers surrounding a suspect while all passengers were seen standing outside the airport with the regional train station also closed.
A Federal Police Directorate Frankfurt Main Airport spokesman said: A federal police patrol approached a Slovenian man who was not wearing mouth and nose protection.
He immediately showed aggressive behavior towards the officers and said, I will kill you all, Allahu Akbar.
Due to hisâ€¦behavior, the forces deployed assumed that his statement was serious.
The man then tried to flee, but was immediately overwhelmed by the emergency services under threat of a firearm.
Their statement added that the man, who was known to police, left his luggage behind when he ‘tried to escape.
The unattended suitcase led to a large part of the departure hall to be cordoned off.
There were also reports of an armed man in another terminal.