A man caused a mass evacuation and armed response at a Germany’s Frankfurt International Airport when he shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ after police confronted him for not wearing a face mask.
The 38-yr-old man is from Slovenia, and is said to have acted aggressively towards police at Frankfurt International Airport when they approached him for not wearing a face mask at Saturday evening.
The man shouted, ‘I will kill you all, Allahu Akbar’, before he abandoned his luggage and attempted to flee, reports the Daily Mail.
Terminal 1 was then completely evacuated and video footage saw armed Airport police officers surrounding the man while passengers were seen standing outside the airport until the incident had ended. The regional train service was also suspended during the security emergency.
According to the Daily Mail, a Federal Police Directorate Frankfurt Main Airport spokesman said: ‘A federal police patrol approached a Slovenian man who was not wearing mouth and nose protection.
‘He immediately showed aggressive behavior towards the officers and said, “I will kill you all, Allahu Akbar”.
‘Due to his…behavior, the forces deployed assumed that his statement was serious.
‘The man then tried to flee, but was immediately overwhelmed by the emergency services under threat of a firearm.’
Their statement added that the man, who is said to have been ‘known to police’, left his luggage behind when he tried to evade police. The interrogation and investigations into the incidents are currently ongoing, police confirmed said.
The unattended suitcase led to a large part of the departure hall to be cordoned off for quite some time.
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