German Christmas market evacuated after suspicious package found

BREAKING: Christmas market EVACUATED as 'bomb found' – armed police on scene

As German authorities brace for another possible attack, the popular Christmas market in Potsdam was evacuated after a suspicious package containing wires and electronics.

Police said the "unconventional explosive device" contained no detonator and was incapable of exploding.

The object was reportedly planted on a children's carousel located at the Christmas market, local media report. A bomb disposal unit is now examining the suspicious package, the police said.

Police were notified about the package after it was delivered to a pharmacy on the same street as the market at around 2:30 p.m.

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German police have destroyed a suspected improvised explosive device in Potsdam, a small city on the outskirts of the nation's capital, Berlin.

The controlled defusing of the suspicious object was later successfully conducted by the special forces of the German Federal Police in Berlin and Brandenburg.

"The evaluation and analysis is just beginning now", Schroeter said.

Germany is on high alert for potential terrorist attacks after last year's deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. On December 19, 2016, a hijacked truck driven by a failed asylum seeker from Tunisia went off the road and into the market held near a historic church on the Kurfurstendamm shopping avenue.

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