Frankfurt Airport Reopens After Evacuation on Security Slip

(Bloomberg) -- Frankfurt Airport reopened after a partial evacuation caused by a French family being mistakenly waved through security despite a positive test for explosives, according to police.

The four-person family was questioned and allowed to continue travel after the mistake by a security assistant, the Frankfurt airport police said on Twitter. Police had cleared some areas in the airport’s Terminal 1 and halted boarding in the incident.

Security breaches have caused similar disruptions in the busy summer vacation period when personnel are stretched and less experienced travelers are on the go. In July, Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 was halted after a woman slipped past security without being screened. More than 200 flights were canceled and about 60 delayed.

The three-hour disruption, which started at about 11:30 a.m. local time, caused delays and at least 95 flight cancellations at Germany’s biggest hub. About 7,000 passengers were effected by the disruptions, according to airport operator Fraport AG.

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