Germany remains on heightened alert after ‘concrete’ terror threat

MUNICH, Germany, Germany remained on high alert Friday after police received a “concrete” threat of terror attacks on two train stations in Munich during the height of the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Germany remained on high alert Friday after police received a "concrete" threat of terror attacks on two train stations in Munich during the height of New Year's Eve celebrations. Photo by Lukassek/Shutterstock
Germany remained on high alert Friday after police received a “concrete” threat of terror attacks on two train stations in Munich during the height of New Year’s Eve celebrations. Photo by Lukassek/Shutterstock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No attacks took place and no arrests were made overnight, but law enforcement will continue to be out in full force in the city. Two train stations in Munich that where closed as a result of the threat were reopened Friday morning.

“The situation has eased a bit again,” said Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann.

Police said they received a tip from French intelligence with “specific” warnings that included five to seven Isis suicide bombers. The threat was considered credible and included names of “about half” of the suspects.

The train stations were evacuated shortly before 11 p.m. local time and police issued warnings via Twitter in several languages.

Investigators said early Friday they are trying to find out more information about the suspects.

“We don’t know whether these names are right, whether these people exist, and where they are if they do,” Munich’s police president, Hubertus Andra, said. “That will then be the result of our thorough investigations. We can’t rule out that these people exist, but we can’t confirm it either.”

Much of Europe has been on high alert since a terrorist-related attack on Paris left 130 dead in November.

By Amy R. Connolly

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