Terror threat causes evacuation at Rock am Ring festival in Germany


PUBLISHED Fri, June 02, 2017 - 3:31pm EDT
File photo (Credit: Rock am Ring)


Rock am Ring, one of the biggest music festivals in Germany, has been evacuated and suspended for the day due to "concrete indications" of a terrorist threat, local police say. Only few details were immediately available. (more)





The incident happened at around 9 p.m. local time on Friday when police instructed organizers to interrupt the festival. "The circumstances are concrete indications due to which we cannot exclude a possible terrorist threat," a police spokesperson said.

Police declined to provide specific details about the nature of the threat, adding that an investigation is currently underway. "Safety is the first priority and a threat to festival visitors must be excluded as far as possible, so it was decided to suspend the festival for the day," police said.

As a result, thousands of people who were attending the first day of the rock festival were evacuated. The event is taking place at the Nürburgring motorsports complex in Nürburg, not far from the border with Belgium and about 96 kilometers (60 miles) northwest of Frankfurt.

Security for the three-day event had already been increased as a result of last month's suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in England, killing 22 people. About 1,200 security personnel were called up to provide security for the high-profile event.

Other details were not immediately available.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.





  Germany     

 



LEAVE COMMENTS



.

 


Happening Now

Iran’s supposed missile launch was fake, U.S. officials say

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months for sexting with 15-year-old girl

Polls open in Iraqi Kurdistan to vote on independence

Saudi Arabia Allows Women Into National Stadium for 1st Time

Merkel wins re-election as far-right AfD enters parliament





BNO NEWS RADIO


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.

W3Schools




SIGN-UP BREAKING ALERTS



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!




LIVE WIRE


1 dead, 7 injured after gunman opens fire at Tennessee church

‘Active shooter’ alert at Indiana University’s Bloomington campus

Active shooter on Elm Street in New Haven, at least 3 shot

North Korean foreign minister to address UN on Saturday

Florida Amber Alert: 4 children abducted from Bradenton





VIDEOS


Martin Shkreli sent to jail for bounty on Hillary Clinton’s hair

‘The Sopranos’ actor Frank Vincent dead at 80

1 dead in shooting at Washington state high school

Major 8.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Mexico

Credit reporting firm Equifax reports data breach affecting 143 million people