Suspected tear gas attack at Frankfurt Airport

Tear-gas attack at Germany's Frankfurt Airport leaves 6 with breathing difficulty, eye irritation

Tear-gas attack at Germany's Frankfurt Airport leaves 6 with breathing difficulty, eye irritation

Six passengers have been inured during a gas attack at Frankfurt Airport, according to local media.

Firefighters were called to reports of people suffering eye irritation and breathing problems are being sprayed with an unknown gas.

Cops reported that the situation was under control but investigations were underway as the cause was "still unclear".

Travellers were in no danger at any time during the incident, police said.

Meanwhile, the airport has said on Twitter the check-in desk has re-opened, and fire brigade operations had concluded with no substance found.

Frankfurt Airport is Germany's busiest airport.

The terminal was partially evacuated and the entrance cordoned off, but examination of the man's luggage only revealed computer parts and a small fuel bottle for camping. At least 20 check-in counters were closed while police and fire crews dealt with the incident.

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