German police order Essen shopping mall shut due to attack threat

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News ID: 8233
Publish Date: 11:51 - 11 March 2017
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Police in the western German city of Essen have ordered a shopping center in the center of town to remain closed on Saturday due to "concrete indications about a possible attack".
German police order Essen shopping mall shut due to attack threat
"The current state of our investigations points to the threat being exclusively at the shopping center," said the police in a statement, adding it could give no further details about the nature of the threat.
 
Germany is on high alert following major radical attacks in France and Belgium and after a failed asylum seeker from Tunisia drove a truck into a Christmas market in December, killing 12 people, Reuters reported.


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