A Christmas market in Potsdam, Germany was evacuated after an explosive device was planted nearby.
According to reports, the suspicious package is reportedly 20 inches long and 16 inches wide and “has wires inside”. Local media reports that the package was delivered to a pharmacy but was reported as suspicious when an employee found wires inside.
Roads near the market have been closed.
Potsdam is the capital and largest city of the German federal state of Brandenburg. It directly borders the German capital, Berlin, and is part of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region. It is situated on the River Havel, 15 miles southwest of Berlin’s city center.
Around the city there are a series of interconnected lakes and cultural landmarks, in particular the parks and palaces of Sanssouci, the largest World Heritage Site in Germany. The Potsdam Conference in 1945 was held at the palace Cecilienhof.