World

German Airport Suspends All Flights After Bomb Scare

(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Jacob Bojesson Foreign Correspondent
Font Size:

Stuttgart Airport in Germany suspended all flights Sunday after two passengers sparked an “imminent bomb threat” alert.

Around 180 people had to evacuate an aircraft moments before it was scheduled to leave for Varna, Bulgaria. All flights were suspended after a passenger overheard two men talking about blowing up the plane.

“During the routine departure check-out, a passenger told us that another passenger had threatened a bombing operation on the aircraft,” a spokesman for the federal police told newspaper Die Welt. “In view of the global political situation and the way the passenger approached us, we had to take the threat seriously.”

All baggage was offloaded and a dogs searched the plane for explosives. Police later confirmed no suspicious items were discovered, and the flight has been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon. Other flights resumed after a two-hour delay. The two suspects remain in custody and further investigations are underway.

Follow Jacob on Twitter

All content created by the Daily Caller News Foundation, an independent and nonpartisan newswire service, is available without charge to any legitimate news publisher that can provide a large audience. All republished articles must include our reporter’s byline and their DCNF affiliation. For any questions about our guidelines or partnering with us, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.