Police seal off Merkel's office over package

2016-01-06 12:14
German chancellor Angela Merkel puts a donation into a  safe held by a caroler during a reception for carol singers from all over Germany. (Michael Sohn, AP)

German chancellor Angela Merkel puts a donation into a safe held by a caroler during a reception for carol singers from all over Germany. (Michael Sohn, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Berlin - German police closed off the front access to Angela Merkel's chancellery building after the arrival of a suspicious mail package, which was being checked by explosives experts on Wednesday.

Television footage showed four yellow plastic postal crates in the snow outside the gates of the compound, surrounded by police tape.

"Arriving mail is routinely checked and we've found something suspicious," said a federal police spokesperson.

"The area has been closed off and specialists of the Berlin and federal police are taking a close look."

The operations of the chancellery were not affected since there are other entrance ways and Merkel's top ministers started a morning cabinet session as usual, police said.

Read more on:    angela merkel  |  germany  |  security

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.