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Town halls in German cities received bomb threats


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Town halls in German cities received bomb threats on Wednesday morning including Erfurt, Pforzheim and Zwickau, the buildings were evacuated. In the Thuringian capital of Erfurt, the threat was received by e-mail, the blocking of the town hall has now been lifted again.

In Pforzheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, three buildings had to be evacuated. Police and fire Department formed the positions. “We have a threat situation. At the moment we do not know more about the threats, “quoted the” Pforzheimer Kurier “a police spokesman.

In Zwickau, Saxony, the threat came in around 10:45 local time. The building was cleared, it said in the morning by the police. The authorities were initially unable to give any information on possible interrelationships – but this is being examined.

On Tuesday in Saarlouis, Saarland, a bomb threat was received at the town halls. In an email was written that there is a backpack with explosives in the building, it was said by the police. The city hall was cleared, but the police did not find a bomb and assessed the threat as “not serious”.

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