Hamburg Flights Suspended After Threat on Iran Air Flight

Update (0823 EST): Flights have resumed.

At approximately 0725 EST, initial reports indicated a large German police presence at Hamburg airport due to a threat made against a civilian commercial jet.

By 0800 EST, local media confirmed that Iranian Airlines flight IR723, which landed earlier today from Tehran was the target of a threatening email. All 198 passengers and 16 crew members were evacuated and subject to additional security checks, as of this publication they have not been released.

This threat comes at the same time as a meeting between French President Macron and German Chancellor Scholz at a nearby Airbus facility. Police have not commented on the background of the threat.

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Ethan Alun
Ethan Alun
A United States Naval Academy and American Military University Alumni, Ethan covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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