Hamburg airport terrorist attack evacuated and 50 treated over ‘substance in air’

Hamburg airport in Germany was briefly evacuated and at least 50 people were hurt by an irritant gas that was released in the air.

Hamburg airport terrorist attack evacuated and 50 treated over 'substance in air'

Both terminals was cleared and flights halted after people complained of eye irritation and breathing problems.

Firefighters later found an empty cartridge, thought to have contained pepper spray, at the scene.

Medical at airport

They say a “prankster” may have released the pepper spray, which then spread through the ventilation system.

Pepper spray is legal, and readily available, in Germany.

The alarm was raised on Sunday after reports of a strong smell in the airport.




Hamburg airport terrorist attack evacuated and 50 treated over 'substance in air'

Fire crews set up treatment centers for people complaining of irritation.

Fire and medical officials

Hundreds of passengers waited outside as airport terminals were evacuated and officials tried to establish the cause.

The airport reopened about an hour later and flight operations resumed.

Officials say they are not treating the incident as a terrorist act.




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