"Authorities ruled out a terror attack after Hamburg Airport was briefly closed Sunday after an unknown toxin spread through the air conditioning system in the check-in area.
The German airport issued a statement saying 50 people, including employees, suffered nausea. Media reports said passengers also suffered eye irritation and breathing difficulties.
Reuters reported firefighters are still trying to establish the source of the “corrosive discharge.”
Authorities said on Sunday the incident was not an attack.
“I want to explicitly deny … that this was a terrorist attack. As far as we know it was at no period considered a terrorist attack,” Hamburg fire department spokesman Torsten Wessely said, according to Reuters. “A pepper spray-like canister has been found during our investigative searches which might be the source.”"
Such things happen all the time, what are you people talking about? It's an accident. Pepper spray is commonly used at airports to, erm, make spicy burritos.