At the airport of Hamburg have found a container which contained an irritant gas, which got into the ventilation system and caused the evacuation of the airport terminals. DW reports that the security services are not yet inclined to consider the incident a terrorist attack.
The reason for the evacuation was the ejection of Mace or any other irritant gas.
A strong smell was felt in the area of control of passengers and hand Luggage. Dozens of people complained of health problems – burning eyes, nausea and respiratory irritation. 68 passengers were examined on the spot, nine of then were hospitalized.
Within the hour they were closed airport terminals where thrown out into the cold tourists, some of which were lightly dressed.
A temporary ban on takeoffs and landings of aircraft at the airport has affected 13 of the flights – two of them were redirected to Bremen, the other planes were circling in the air or waiting on the runway.
In one of the liners that could not fly, was the President of Uruguay Tabare Ramon Vazquez, who was in Germany from February 8.