Published: Сб, Декабря 02, 2017
Business | By Patricia Jimenez

Explosive Device Defused at Christmas Market in Germany

Explosive Device Defused at Christmas Market in Germany

The Christmas market was evacuated to allow explosives experts to secure the device and destroy it in place outside the pharmacy in Potsdam, the capital of the state of Brandenburg, just outside of Berlin.

He said police defused the device about three hours later. They later tweeted that the device had been defused. It is not known who was behind the package.

The package, delivered to a nearby pharmacy, contained a "cylindrical object with cables, batteries, and nails".

Visitors were evacuated Friday from a Christmas market in Potsdam, Germany so that a bomb squad could detonate a suspicious package discovered near the popular attraction.

A suspicious package has unleashed alert in a Christmas market in Potsdam, west of Berlin.


"But the people here understand what's going on and take the measures very seriously".

However, police warned of speculation on Twitter and told people to avoid "premature conclusions".

Past year 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 attack killed 11 at the scene; Amri also killed the driver of the stolen truck and was later shot dead in a gunfight with police in Italy.

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