Police have arrested a person suspected of holding his daughter hostage at Hamburg airport, concluding an 18-hour stand-off.
The 35-year-old gave no resistance when he was detained and the kid, believed to be aged 4, appeared to not be injured, German police mentioned.
The prolonged stand-off compelled Hamburg airport, one of many nation’s busiest terminals, to close down.
Flights out and in of the positioning have been suspended and passengers urged to not journey after the drama unfolded on Saturday night when a automobile crashed by means of a barrier on to the positioning, sparking a significant safety response.
The automobile with the person and his daughter was parked for hours underneath a Turkish Airways aircraft – with a lot of officers on the scene – as negotiators, together with a psychologist, sought to finish the fraught impasse, thought to have been triggered by a custody dispute.
The person had been suspected of carrying a gun and presumably explosives.
In a publish on X on Sunday afternoon, town’s police pressure mentioned: “The hostage state of affairs is over.
“The suspect obtained out of the automobile along with his daughter.
“The person was arrested by the emergency companies with out resistance.
“The kid seems to be unhurt.”
The authorities mentioned the person’s spouse had beforehand contacted them a few little one abduction.
The airport mentioned it was working to renew operations as shortly as doable.
A complete of 286 flights with round 34,500 passengers had been scheduled for Sunday, it mentioned earlier.
Hamburg mayor Peter Tschentscher wrote on X: “I want the mom, the kid and her household lots of power to deal with this horrible expertise.”
The episode raised considerations over safety on the airport lower than 4 months after local weather activists obtained on to the runway
and blocked planes.