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Flights suspended at Hanover airport after car on runway

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Flights suspended at Hanover airport after car on runway
Vehicles of the emergency services at the airport in Hanover on December 29, 2018. Photo: Clemens Heidrich / dpa / AFP.
20:07 CET+01:00
Airport traffic was suspended at Hanover airport on Saturday after a car crashed through a barrier onto the runway, police said.

"A security incident occurred at Hanover airport around 15h40. A man broke through a barrier in a car which went onto the runway," Hanover police said on Twitter.

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

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

Part of terminal A was closed but the two other terminals were open, police told German news agency DPA.

Incoming flights were being diverted to other airports.

 
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