An original translation from Bonner General-Anzeiger:
Christmas Market Bonn Evacuated
BONN. The Bonn Christmas Market was evacuated Friday night. According to information that General-Anzeiger has obtained, a suspicious package was found. Police ordered explosives experts and a unit for analysis of chemical substances.
By Alf Kaufmann and Axel Vogel, Dec. 23.,2017
Police have evacuated the Bonn Christmas Market Friday evening 10PM. According to police, a suspicious item was noticed in front of the main postal office on the Münsterplatz Square. Additionally, witnesses described a person in front of the post office, who deposited suspicious packages in a mailbox. According to GA information, the packages might be a major drug finding. accordingly, substances were found in about one dozen containers. The Analytical Task Force (ATF) from Cologne was called in the night. A unit which is specializing in chemical analysis, usually to recognize and combat biological, chemical or radioactive threats.
Police and firefighters were on-site with a large deployment. Visitors were requested to leave the Christmas Market. The explosives experts of the police arrived around 11PM. A robot searched the parcels for explosive materials. A so-called “special setup entity” is ongoing. These are set ups when situations are complex and a large number of officers will be needed for an extended period of time.
More coverage to follow.
That’s O.K., just fine with me. They haven’t had enough yet to wake them up. More needed.
“We won’t let them change they way we live” – they say.
Except that everything has to change now – concerts and cultural events may be cancelled at any moment. A phone call now can do as much damage to “the way we live” as a bomb can.