Germany's Frankfurt airport function affected after tear gas attack

Tear-gas attack at Germany's Frankfurt Airport leaves 6 with breathing difficulty, eye irritation

A suspected tear gas attack at Frankfurt airport in Germany has left six people injured.

The passengers were sprayed with an irritant gas around 11am on Monday at the check-in counters in Terminal 1, Bild reports.

Emergency services are now on the scene at the airport in central Germany in Terminal 1 was affected, according to Bild.

Now flight operations have resumed.

Tear-gas attack at Germany's Frankfurt Airport leaves 6 with breathing difficulty, eye irritation

The authorities were called to deal with people suffering from eye irritation and breathing problems.

The incident saw part of Terminal 1, as well as a connecting area to a high-speed train station, cleared for 90 minutes, police said in a statement.

Frankfurt Airport announced on Twitter the check-in counters are now open and operating as usual.

Federal police arrested the man and investigated his baggage, which contained computer parts and a gas canister.

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