Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Christmas market EVACUATED as 'bomb found' - armed police on scene

BREAKING: Christmas market EVACUATED as 'bomb found' – armed police on scene Potsdam police find explosives near Christmas market
Lisa Bryan | 02 December, 2017, 01:11

A Christmas market in Germany has been evacuated after authorities found what they described as an improvised explosive device.

Police say that a suspicious package that caused the evacuation of a Christmas market in the German city of Potsdam contained explosives.

According to the Potsdamer Latest News, the package, measuring 40 x 50 inches, was delivered to a pharmacy and found by an employee.

The object was reportedly planted on a children's carousel located at the Christmas market, local media report.

What was found in the suspicious package?


Brandenburg state Interior Minister Karl-Heinz Schroeter told reporters the powder will be analyzed.

The device was defused in a controlled explosion.

Christmas markets opened across Germany on Monday at the start of the holiday season, fortified with security staff and concrete barriers to protect shoppers.

A year ago on December 19, suspect Anis Amri of Tunisia drove a hijacked truck through crowds of people killing 11 and injuring dozens, Deutsche Welle reported.

A temporary memorial to the victims of last year's attack is set to be replaced by a permanent one on December 19, at the historic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on the site of the market that was attacked. The suspect later died in a shootout with police in Italy.

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