Germany's Frankfurt airport functions affected after tear gas attack

11 September 2017, 11:11 PM
Frankfurt Airport confirmed the incident (Agency image)
Frankfurt Airport confirmed the incident (Agency image)

There was a scene of panic at one of the check-in counters at Germany's Frankfurt airport after a ‘tear gas attack’ was reported.  

At least six people were injured due to the ‘attack.’ 

The affected people complained of breathing problems and the gas was described by officials as an ‘irritant.’ 

People are also being treated for eye inflammation while firefighters and police were deployed to the scene as people were being treated for other injuries. 

Frankfurt Airport confirmed the incident adding that it happened after someone sprayed the gas at passengers. 

The motive and direct cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained. At least 20 check-in counters were closed while police and fire crews dealt with the incident.

First Published: Monday, September 11, 2017 11:05 PM
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