February 28, 2015 / 10:14 AM / 3 years ago

Police in Germany's Bremen heighten security citing possible Islamist threat

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police in the north German city of Bremen warned on Saturday of a heightened danger from Islamist militants and said they had increased their presence in the city center and stepped up protection of the Jewish community.

German police patrol the Hauptbahnhof, Berlin's main train station, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

They said in a statement they had searched an Islamic culture center, detained several people for identity checks and arrested one person in connection with the measures. A spokesman for the police declined to give further details.

“Since yesterday evening the authorities in Bremen have indications, based on knowledge from the police, the domestic intelligence agency and a federal authority, of an increased threat from Islamist extremists,” the police statement said.

Earlier this month a carnival parade in the northern German town of Braunschweig was canceled at short notice due to a threat of an Islamist attack.

Reporting by Scot W. Stevenson and Ralf Bode; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Ralph Boulton

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below