30 May '16, 11am

Security breach at airport in #Germany prompts police to declare alert, halting all flights

BERLIN (Reuters) - A person trespassed a security checkpoint at the Cologne-Bonn airport in western Germany on Monday (May 30), prompting police to declare a state of alert that brought all flights to a halt, local media reported. Police are searching for the person and ordered all planes that were on their way to take off to taxi back to the gates, the Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper reported online. The federal police, which is responsible for airport security, could not be reached for comment. Local police declined to comment. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where Cologne is based, said she was not aware of the incident.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/security-checkpo...

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