German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was hugged by an unknown person who drove his car on the apron of Frankfurt am Main airport along with the chancellor’s column, reported the daily website “Bild” describing the event on Wednesday. Police officers and the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) initially did not respond.
According to Bilda, a man in a dark Audi A5 joined the chancellor’s convoy on the route through the center of Frankfurt am Main to the airport. “About 20 kilometers from the airport. And no one saw the dark Audi “- writes the portal.
A BKA officer was standing at the barrier and was informed by radio about the approach of the convoy. He instructed an employee of the Fraport airline to open the barrier. At a speed of more than 50 kilometers per hour, the convoy passed, including a black Audi A5 of a man who later hugged Scholz, the article reads.
“It was only when the man came down and hugged the chancellor on the tarmac that the BKA discovered a major security breach,” writes “Bild”.
The portal learned that “a person with a Greek-sounding name was under the influence of drugs.” He appeared confused when he was arrested, officials said
Scholz ‘didn’t feel threatened’
According to deputy government spokesman Wolfgang Buechner, Scholz “did not feel threatened at any time”. However, issues have arisen that now need to be fully clarified. After all, “the worst can happen,” the portal says.
Scholz himself spoke about the incident at a press conference in the Estonian capital Tallinn. “The police are doing a good job, I feel I am in safe hands,” the chancellor said.
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