Around 100 flights were cancelled at Frankfurt Airport as a result of a partial evacuation and search operation at Terminal 1 following a security breach.

Airport officials raised an alert at the terminal after a female passenger evaded proper security checks.

The passenger, who had two small children with her, crossed Terminal 1 as she thought the security checks were completed, according to an airport spokesman quoted by Reuters.

"The police evacuated the departure area as a precautionary measure."

The police evacuated the departure area as a precautionary measure.

Operations resumed at the terminal at around 12.30pm, with passengers having to pass through security checks a second time.

The security scare led to a delay in departures, with some airlines diverting their scheduled flights to other airports in the country.

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Airport operator Fraport said that more than 100 flights were cancelled as a result of the operation.

In May, a similar incident took place at Cologne-Bonn Airport  when a Spanish person was arrested after evading the security checks, which led to interruptions in flight operations.

Germany has been on high alert following ISIS terror attacks in Belgium and France, as well as small-scale attacks in July.