The article below prompted Vlad to say, “The insurance on Christmas markets must be getting quite high.” As the discussion continued on skype, Egri Nök confirmed it: “A lot of small markets have cancelled here, because no one can afford the insurance and security.” Vlad replied: “This is an exceptionally important fact. It HAS to be brought to everyone’s attention. It is the REASON for terrorism, and the consequence of not taking it on.”
The report below by Egri was published earlier today at Vlad Tepes in a slightly different form.
Germany: Potsdam Christmas Market Evacuated — Explosive Charge with Nails
by Egri Nök
This is breaking news.
An original translation from Focus:
Major Police Operation in Potsdam
Device at Potsdam Christmas Market contains nails — blasting agent still unclarified
On suspicion of explosives or arson, a major police operation is underway at the Christmas market in Brandenburg Street in Potsdam. Police officers have identified a suspicious object in Dortustraße.
- Suspicious package found at Christmas market in Potsdam
- Special police contingent on site
- Christmas market was cleared
- Police confirm suspicion of explosives
|According to information from Brandenburg’s Minister of the Interior Karl-Heinz Schröter (SPD), the package found at the Potsdam Christmas Market contained nails. It is unclear whether explosives were actually in it, said Schröter on Friday evening.
|The police report that the explosive device at the Potsdam Christmas Market has been defused.
|“At present it is still unclear whether it is an explosive or arson charge,” Torsten Herbst, a spokesman for the Brandenburg police, told FOCUS Online. The blocking circuit has been extended. There is a suspicion of a USBV (a non-conventional explosive or fire device).
|According to police, the suspicion of explosives has been confirmed, according to the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten.
|Special police units continue to investigate the package.
|According to the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten, the package, which measures 40 x 50 centimetres, was delivered to a pharmacy. According to the news portal, one employee found suspicious wires in it.
|Special forces are on site to inspect the suspicious object. This was confirmed by a spokesman of the Brandenburg police.
|The Christmas market is closed from Lindenstraße to the fashion shop H&M and Dortustraße. The area has been cleared. Shops and restaurants are also affected.