- Oct 8, 2016
Swathes of a German city have been evacuated after a bomb was found reportedly on a children's carousel inside a Christmas market.
German police has confirmed special forces were deployed to Potsdam market to investigate the item which was handed in to a nearby pharmacy.
A verified police Twitter account, Police Brandenburg_E, said the "IED suspicion has been confirmed" and said an evacuation was under way where the discovery was made.
The post read: "The USBV suspicion has been confirmed. The affected area in the city center of Potsdam must be cleared! Please note our loudspeaker announcements!"
In an update, police said the package had now been defused.
The incident took place less than a week after ISIS issued a chilling call for militants to attack Christmas markets in Europe.
Extremists are said to be circulating chilling posters via messaging apps that include the phrase "soon on your holidays" in English, French and German.
I guess bollards can't stop bombs.