A German airport was shut down when an armed driver broke through a gate and fired a gun.

A German airport was shut down when an armed driver broke through a gate and fired a gun.

According to a report from German news agency dpa, the airport in Hamburg, located in northern Germany, was shut down and all flights were cancelled on Saturday night due to a security breach. A vehicle had entered the airport, leading to a standoff that lasted several hours and continued into Sunday morning.

According to federal authorities, a man with a weapon used his vehicle to forcefully enter through a gate and then discharged the weapon twice into the air. Police later confirmed that the man, who was 35 years old, had a 4-year-old child in the car with him. They believe he may have taken the child from the mother against her will in a potential custody dispute.

The Hamburg police reported that they had established communication with the suspect. They also mentioned that a psychologist was speaking with the individual and that there was no evidence that other individuals were in danger as all airport passengers had been evacuated.

A significant procedure was being carried out on the tarmac of the airport. The situation remained ongoing as of early Sunday morning.

According to Thomas Gerbert, spokesperson for the federal police, a significant amount of officers from both state and federal law enforcement were present at the location and surrounding area of the vehicle.

Armed Man Breaks Through Gate At Hamburg Airport

On November 5, 2023, in Hamburg, Germany, passengers were forced to leave Hamburg Airport due to an incident where a man with a gun drove a vehicle through a perimeter gate and onto the tarmac. Gregor Fischer / Getty Images

Source: cbsnews.com