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Found an explosive device in a Christmas market in Potsdam

The police have deactivated the bomb after evacuating a large area of the German city

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Found an explosive device in a Christmas market in Potsdam

The German police have located an explosive device in a Christmas market in Postadm, west of Berlin. Shortly before, agents had ordered evacuation of area after detecting presence of a package. "The suspicion that re is an explosive device is confirmed," Brandenburg state police reported on Twitter. Hours later, police deactivated bomb package.

A year ago, a terrorist wrecked a truck one of Berlin markets and killed 12 people. This year, security at Christmas posts has been reinforced.

EIL Die kontrollierte Entschärfung des Verdächtigen Gegenstandes ist erfolgt! potsdam 0112pdm

— PolizeiBrandenburg_E (@PolizeiBB_E) December 1, 2017

On this occasion, package with explosive had been deposited next to a pharmacy near traditional Christmas market of Potsdam and was discovered around 14.30, according to police reported. The area was off and agents asked neighbors to stay in ir homes. Around five o'clock in afternoon, Brandenburg police reported that artifact had been deactivated.

The number of police officers and private guards has multiplied in Christmas markets, which opened last week in Germany. Security has also been reinforced with concrete blocks and or physical elements to prevent heavy vehicles from breaking into flea market.

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