The search for the motive of an intruder at the airport in Hanover, employs the investigator. The man was driven on Saturday with a car on the airfield in Hannover and had the entire air traffic for hours is lame. The Arrested moment of silence to the fact, said a spokesman for the Federal police on Sunday.

The Arrested should be presented in the course of Sunday a judge, after he had yet made no disclosures to the deed and its motive.

the nationality of the suspects is reported to be now. The man was sitting, a 21-year-old Pole without a German living. He is said to have confessed to the time of the crime under the influence of drugs. A Test has reacted positively to cocaine and amphetamines. Despite the unclear Motives there is “no evidence of any terrorist backgrounds”, police said in Hanover on Sunday.

Violent break-in

On Saturday afternoon, the air traffic had been stopped because of the incident for four and a half hours. The 21-Year-old had broken into, according to the Federal police, a locked gate by force, and had driven his BMW to the airport.

There, the man stopped under one on the run-up to the plane, where officials of the Federal police overpowered him. He should have resisted.

The Federal police was satisfied with the adopted security mechanisms. The forces were immediately intervened. That a Person can get on the apron, was never to exclude completely.

praise from the experts

aviation expert Cord Schellenberg praised the measures taken by the Federal police. “It is perfectly true that the operation of the aircraft to be initially set so that passengers and employees can be affected,” he said. Nevertheless, he wonders how anyone at all on the airport grounds can penetrate.

Meanwhile, has returned to a normal operation at Hanover airport. Travelers should not expect major wait times, said an airport spokeswoman on Sunday.

It is significantly less Compounds of the incident had been affected than first feared. You have deleted five landings and four take-offs, eight machines flew late.


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