Man threatens to fly plane into ECB headquarters

A man stole a plane at gunpoint and flew it amid Frankfurt's skyscrapers on Sunday, threatening to crash it into the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

The city was put on full terrorist alert with Frankfurt airport, several city-centre buildings and the main train station evacuated, and roads closed while the man flew the Cessna light aircraft around for more than two hours.

Residents watched appalled as the plane flew past the city's landmark Messeturm tower and jet fighters were

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