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 travellers 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 cancelled.