Germany: Potsdam Christmas market reopens day after bomb scare

The Christmas market in Potsdam was fully reopened to the public on Saturday, the day after German police evacuated the market following the discovery of a suspicious package delivered to a nearby pharmacy. On the same night, a controlled explosion was carried out of the device. The package was filled with screws, batteries, wires and an unidentified powder. Although investigations are still... Еще being carried out, the Christmas Market was reopened under police presence. Dagmar, who came from Magdeburg to Potsdam said, «I heard [about it] today on the radio and regardless I'm here with my friends at the Christmas market because we refuse to be affected by that. You can see how full the market is and for that I think it is great.» The incident took place a week before the one-year anniversary of a van attack that took place at Berlin's Breitscheidplatz Christmas market last year, killing 12 people and injuring over 40.

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