6 slightly injured in irritating substance attack at Frankfurt Airport

Xinhua Published: 2017-09-11 19:28:20
Share this with Close
Messenger Messenger Pinterest LinkedIn

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.

Related stories

Share this story on

Most Popular


Highlights of WTA Wuhan Open singles 2nd round
Yellow Mountain bathed in a sea of clouds
Man rents shipping container, turns it into elegant apartment
Chinese vice premier watches 'hoops' in NYC
Li Na tastes local delicacy during WTA Wuhan Open
Giant tuna captured in South China Sea


A technology-oriented day trip in Hefei
Technology, art, culture collide in Hefei
China's self-built icebreaker "Xuelong 2" to complete in 2019
New air route linking Wuhan, Manila opens
UK's first bilingual Mandarin nursery school expands
Kissinger calls for cooperative U.S.-China relationship