6 slightly injured in irritating substance attack at Frankfurt Airport

Xinhua Published: 2017-09-11 19:28:20
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A total of 6 persons were slightly injured in Frankfurt Airport as an unknown person sprayed an irritating substance at the Airport of Frankfurt am Main, German police said.

Police officer patrol at the airport of Frankfurt Main, Germany, 14 November 2015.[Photo: IC]

Police officer patrol at the airport of Frankfurt Main, Germany, 14 November 2015.[Photo: IC]

The attack took place at the switch island in Terminal 1 of the airport. The fire brigade said the cause was still unclear and an investigation is under way.

The fire brigade's work finished and the switch opened again, and the operation at the airport continues regularly. No readings are more noticeable, German police at Frankfurt Airport said on its Twitter account.

At around 11:15 a.m., six passengers had complained about eye irritation in Hall B at Terminal 1, a spokesman told German media FOCUS Online. Then rescue workers and the fire brigade had been requested, and 20 switches were closed.

However, the fire brigade could not have ascertained any elevated values.

The six injured passengers are in medical treatment.

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