German authorities said air traffic was suspended Sunday due to the hostage situation at Hamburg airport involving a father and his child.
daily bild newspaper The 35-year-old Turkish man wanted permission to board a plane to Turkey with his four-year-old daughter.
“Negotiations are ongoing,” police said in Turkey on Twitter.
He fired two shots in the air and threw two burning bottles out of the vehicle, police said.
The driver has parked himself and the child in his car under a Turkish Airlines plane.
“We believe the child is physically OK,” police spokeswoman Sandra Levgruen told a regional television channel. NDR,
“This is what we can see and understand from telephone conversations with the person responsible for what happened. We can hear the child’s voice in the background.”
“I don’t want to talk about his mental condition,” the spokeswoman said.
“We’re talking, talking and talking again,” he said, with the father, and “trying to find a peaceful solution.”
A dispute over child custody is believed to be the cause of the incident, with the driver’s wife making an emergency call alerting police about the kidnapping of their child, officials said.
“We are on scene with a large contingent of emergency services. We are currently treating a stable hostage situation,” police previously posted on Twitter from the northern city.
Levgruen said it was an “ideal sign” that the father had been in contact with authorities for a long time.
“Police operation continues, air traffic suspended until further notice,” the airport management posted on Twitter on Sunday morning.
17 flights scheduled to land in Hamburg on Saturday evening were diverted. Another 286 flights are scheduled for Sunday, carrying about 34,500 passengers and the hostage situation will be resolved peacefully.