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Two held as Berlin Christmas market evacuated three years after ISIS truck killed 12 – Mirror.co.uk, Mirror.co.uk

Two held as Berlin Christmas market evacuated three years after ISIS truck killed 12 – Mirror.co.uk, Mirror.co.uk


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Berlin Christmas market – the scene of a fatalterror attackthree years ago – was tonight evacuated.

Two men were initially held by police in the German capital as they were thought to be behaving suspiciously. An initial search flagged a potential match with someone subject to an arrest warrant, but it was later found to be unrelated.

“Our police measures around Breitscheidplatz are finished. A dangerous object has not been found,” Berlin police tweeted.

“This evening our colleagues held two people behaving suspiciously at the Breitscheidplatz and checked them. The on-site check initially revealed a wanted listing, but this was not confirmed after further investigation.

“Due to the behavior and the apparent anted listing our colleagues evacuated the Christmas market as a precaution.”

Daily newspaper Bild quoted a police spokesman as saying that the two men were stopped after leaving the square at a conspicuously fast pace and that, on taking their names, officers believed one was the subject of an arrest warrant.

The police cleared the square as a precaution. However, they subsequently realized the man’s name was similar to someone facing an arrest warrant, but not an exact match, Bild reported.

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Police secure the area around the Christmas market in Berlin

A concert taking place at the Kaiser Wilhem memorial church was also evacuated during the investigation.

“All visitors left the Christmas market in a calm and collected manner, “Berlin police tweeted.

” We just had a mulled wine and stood on the Tauentzienstrasse, where they started to clear , and were driven towards Hardenbergstrasse, “one visitor told local media.

Panicked visitors were attending a special concert when police swooped.

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A policeman with a machine gun stands guard in front of a church

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A terrorist plowed a truck into the Christmas marketat Breitscheidplatz in (************************************************, killing (people.

Italian police subsequently shot Anis Amri dead after he fled Germany.

Amri, who had Islamist militant ties, hijacked a black truck and drove it into Breitscheidplatz in December 55334.

Police said at least nine people died and up to

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