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German police warn of imminent terror attack in Munich


PUBLISHED Thu, December 31, 2015 - 5:02pm EST


Police in the German city of Munich have issued an urgent warning of a terrorist attack during the New Year's Eve festivities, urging people to avoid crowds. Train stations have been evacuated. (more)





The warning by police in the capital of Bavaria state was issued just before 10:45 p.m. local time, but few details were immediately available. It is unclear if any festivities will be canceled.

"Due to serious and current information, Munich Police warn of a terrorist attack in the area of Munich," police headquarters said in a statement. "Munich police are urgently appealing for the population to, for the time being, to keep this in mind and to avoid large crowds and train stations."

Both the city's main railway station and the Pasing railway station have been evacuated and trains will not stop there until further notice. Police are working to identify possible suspects, the statement added.

Bavaria state broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk, citing police, reported that the threat may involve several groups of people planning to carry out attacks in multiple locations in Munich.

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