German market evacuated after package with nails found

BREAKING: Christmas market EVACUATED as 'bomb found' – armed police on scene

The suspicious package was handed into a Potsdam pharmacy at about 2.30pm on Friday.

The police said earlier on Twitter that "the suspicion of an improvised explosive device has been confirmed".

Streets in the area were closed off as the 40-by-50-centimeter device was destroyed in a controlled explosion.

On this occasion, package with alleged explosive had been deposited next to a pharmacy near traditional Christmas market in Potsdam and was discovered around 14.30, police said. It is not known who was behind the package.

Potsdam police said X-rays had shown wires, nails and batteries inside the package, but that no detonator had been found.

BREAKING: Christmas market EVACUATED as 'bomb found' – armed police on scene

He told reporters: "There were apparently not only nails but also powder in the canister, and that must be investigated, could it be plaster, or something that doesn't explode or is it something explosive?"

The Foreign Office has recently issued a warning to visitors to popular European Christmas markets to expect heightened security at festive events this year.

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

The German authorities have been on high security alert this week for the opening on the nation's Christmas markets 12 months after a Tunisian man ploughed a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring 56. The suspect, Anis Amri, fled to Italy after the December 19 attack and died in a shootout with police near Milan on December 23, 2016.

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