Airport shut after substance found in security check area

Firefighters are trying to determine the source of the discharge and the nature of the corrosive substance.

Former foreign minister and presidential candidate Frank-Walter Steinmeier, regularly polls as Germany's most popular politician

Firefighters and ambulances were rushed to the scene after the incident, which occurred in an area where passenger luggage is scanned by security staff.

Lightly dressed passengers were rushed outside the terminal but were allowed back in shortly after, the police spokeswoman said.

A spokeswoman for the airport said flights had resumed as of 1.45 p.m. (1245 GMT).

According to live flight tracking website flightradar24.com some flights were diverted to other airports after the incident.

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