German airport shut after substance found in security check area

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 12, 2017 8:05 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities on Sunday closed the airport in northern city of Hamburg after an unknown substance that caused eye irritation among staff was found in the security check area, a police spokeswoman said.

According to live flight tracking website some flights were diverted to other airports after the incident.

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