Monday, May 29, 2017

Bomb squad called after 'car with cables' found in Berlin, Germany

A BOMB squad is investigating a suspicious car found with "cables" in Berlin, Germany. Police say "cables" are attached to the car, which is in the Schoneberg region of the city. A bomb disposal robot unlocked the BMW car and removed suspicious items, which are now being investigated by an officer wearing protective gear. Nearby residences and businesses have been evacuated, with police urging others to move towards the backs of buildings. Police have revealed the suspect car was recently reported as stolen. A police spokesman said: "There are a few cables on the car. Experts are now looking at it." Germany's state broadcaster RBB are reporting there are gas cannisters in the passenger seat of the car. Residences in the street have been evacuated, traffic has been diverted and several roads have been closed. A daycare has also been evacuated as a precaution. Local police Tweeted: “Currently we lock down the main street in #Schöneberg due to a suspicious vehicle. Our specialists from the #LKA are on the way. “The area between the Dominicusstr and the #8geben Echegoyen str. is affected.“The #LKA are currently on site and take a closer look at the vehicle. Then further action will be decided. “The license plate of the car are reported as stolen. A kindergarten was evacuated as a precaution.”An event commemorating what would have been John F Kennedy's 100th birthday is due to take place nearby. In 1963 the then-US president visited the city where he gave his famous 'Ich bin ein Berliner' speech.

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