Germany: Explosive device planted on childrens carousel at Christmas market

The Islamic State recently threatened jihad massacres at Christmas. But that no doubt couldn?t have anything to do with this, right? Only greasy Islamophobes would even consider any other possibility.

Police are currently deployed to central Potsdam because a suspicious package [was found there],? the local police department said in a Twitter post.

Local officers had already cordoned off the area around the suspicious object and requested assistance of specialist officers, the statement added.

Police also closed several roads adjacent to the area, German media report. A bomb disposal unit is currently examining the suspicious package, the police said.

An employee working in a local pharmacy was the first to report the suspicious package to the police. The object was reportedly planted on a children?s carousel located at the Christmas market, local media report, citing unnamed witnesses?.

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