Explosives found at Potsdam Christmas market: German police

| Updated Dec 01, 2017 at 6:44pm


The suspicious package prompted authorities to clear out a Potsdam Christmas market


German police have confirmed that a suspicious package found at a Christmas market in Potsdam on Friday contained explosives.

Brandenburg Police had evacuated the market and the surrounding area of the city, which is near Berlin, to investigate a suspicious object.

Police said special forces were on site to examine the object, which was described by the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten newspaper as a package measuring 40 cm (15.75 inches) by 50 cm that had been delivered to a pharmacy near the market.

Germany is on high alert for potential attacks after last year's deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin.

SOURCE: euronews