Major airport closed after gunman rammed through a security barrier

Hamburg Airport is currently inaccessible to passengers, and flights have been canceled due to an incident where a gunman forcibly broke through a security barrier.

According to the police, the driver’s wife had previously contacted authorities to express concerns about a potential child abduction. Several local German media outlets have reported the presence of two children in the back of his car.

Following two gunshots fired into the air, the man subsequently threw two incendiary bottles out of the vehicle, as reported.

The police, using the social media platform X, separately stated that they were engaged in a substantial operation and were treating the situation as a ‘static hostage situation’.

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