Germany's Frankfurt airport function affected after tear gas attack

Germany's Frankfurt airport function affected after tear gas attack

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.

Germany's Frankfurt airport function affected after tear gas attack

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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