frankfurt airport

Suspected tear gas attack in Frankfurt

Passagiere mit Atemwegsreizungen am Flughafen
Police continue to investigate the events of Monday morning. Source: Picture alliance

So far, six people are reportedly being treated for breathing problems and eye injuries.

The attack took place at 11 am CET at the airport’s Terminal 1. Police and firefighters are currently at the scene.

Officials described the gas as an “irritant.” Police have since reopened the counter, but continue to investigate what happened.


Jeremy Gray is an editor for Handelsblatt Global. Allison Williams is deputy editor in chief of Handelsblatt Global. To contact the authors: 

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