BERLIN | Germany: Hannover Airport intruder ordered held in custody

BERLIN | Germany: Hannover Airport intruder ordered held in custody

BERLIN — Police say a judge has ordered the continued detention of a young Polish man who forced open a locked perimeter gate at Germany’s Hannover Airport and drove his car onto the airfield.

The 21-year-old suspect’s motive remained unclear on Sunday, but police said they still had no indication his alleged actions were terror-related.

Authorities say he was apparently under the influence of drugs during Saturday’s incident. At the airport, officers pursued him until he stopped the car underneath an airliner with 172 passengers on board.

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