- Title: Berlin police evacuate Christmas market that was attacked in 2016
- Date: 21st December 2019
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (REUTERS) POLICE CAR AT BREITSCHEIDPLATZ CHRISTMAS MARKET VARIOUS OF POLICEMAN TALKING WITH ONLOOKERS POLICE OFFICERS VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS SEARCHING CHRISTMAS MARKET POLICE VAN IN FRONT OF CHRISTMAS TREES
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- Keywords: Breitscheidplatz RÃ¤umung Weihnachtsmarkt
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA001BAX3NT3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Berlin police on Saturday (December 21) evacuated a Christmas market that was the scene of a fatal attack three years ago to investigate a suspicious object.
Tunisian Anis Amri ploughed a truck into the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in 2016, killing 12 people. Italian police subsequently shot him dead after he fled Germany.
Mass-selling daily Bild reported in its online edition that police had detained two men, both Syrian, who it said had experience with explosives. Bild did not cite its source.
The police had no additional comment beyond their tweets, when contacted by Reuters.
Amri, who had Islamist militant ties, hijacked a truck and drove it into Breitscheidplatz in December 2016.
Berlin police said that due to their investigation on Saturday, trains were not stopping at the nearby Zoo station.
(Production: Martin Schlicht/ Stephan Schepers)
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