Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Germany: Fear of Islamist attacks on the Saxony's Christmas markets -- Two Muslim women arrested

Photo: Striezelmarkt in Dresden
The State Criminal Police Office (LKA) of Saxony considers the Christmas markets in the Free State of Saxony to be of "special relevance to the dangers". The investigators had received information about a possible danger situation at Christmas markets in Dresden and Chemnitz. The Saxony Public Prosecutor's Office is investigating "two suspects in custody", according to LKA spokesman Tom Bernhard (48). According to the tabloid BILD, they are a Syrian woman and a Chechen woman. Wolfgang Klein (58 years old), spokesperson for the Dresden public prosecutor's office: "An inmate of the Chemnitz women's prison had contacted us and informed us that two other inmates were making plans that could endanger the Christmas markets in Dresden and Chemnitz.After searches (including in prisons), investigators see the "occurrence of a dangerous event at the current time as unlikely," according to Bernhard. However, the investigations continue. "They are aimed at continuing the risk assessment and at being able to react at short notice in the event of unexpected developments," according to the LKA.In Bautzen, green concrete firs have now been erected around the Wenceslas market to defend against terrorism; they are more attractive than the grey concrete blocks. "Our goal was a design element as an alternative to the concrete cubes," says Stefan Hörnig (38 years old) from manufacturer Hentschke Bau.

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