Munich international airport, Terminal 2 is shut down as authorities search for a man who fled from a security check into a “closed-off area” of the airport. Authorities confiscated his laptop, which some reports say showed traces of explosives. Numerous flights have been held. A search for the man is underway. More as details are available. Source: News24. Update 1-20-10: Correction to the above report. Both the man and the laptop are still missing. The exact wording is: “…when a passenger whose laptop tested positive for explosives moved past security and could not be stopped.” Terminal 2 has reopened.
Police say they have a security video showing the man.
At around 3:30 p.m., an airport security device alerted officials to
possible explosives in the laptop, but the man then proceeded through
security control with his laptop before officials could take a second
The airport’s police director Edgar Dommermuth said in a press
conference it was not immediately clear whether the laptop indeed
contained explosives or if it was a false alarm.
German police are calling for a complete investigation into security procedures at all German airports.