Hanover airport reopens after auto intruder detained

The man drove onto the apron area at about 3.40pm local time

Hanover police said in a statement: "Flight operations are now suspended".

He managed to drive several hundred metres before being stopped.

Federal police told the German news agency dpa that the driver tested positive for amphetamines and cocaine.

Bomb disposal experts were sent in to examine the auto and no unsafe objects were found.

Police cars stopped the vehicle and officers overpowered the driver.

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They said the man tried to follow a landing plane operated by Greek airline Aegean.

The lockdown will reportedly last till at least 9pm local time, meaning that the ninth busiest airport in Germany will be out of operation for over five hours.

The man was believed to have acted alone.

The authorities did not give further details of the reasons for this incident, but the police do not rule out the driver being in a "confused" state and may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Flight operations are now suspended. Authorities eventually towed away the vehicle and searched outside the airport for other possible threats.

Hannover airport handled 5.87 million passengers previous year, though it isn't one of Germany's top hubs. During the incident, Eurocontrol said that the airport would be closed to takeoffs and landings until 8 pm.

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