Man arrested after shouting 'bomb' at Berlin NY party

2016-12-31 22:42

Berlin - German police say they have arrested a man who shouted "bomb, bomb, bomb" at Berlin's massive open-air New Year's party.

Using the hashtag "#nichtlustig" - meaning "not funny" - Berlin police tweeted on Saturday that the unnamed man "is now celebrating #Welcome2017 with us".

Tens of thousands of people are celebrating the New Year near Berlin's Brandenburg Gate amid tight security.

Large concrete blocks have been place around the security cordon to prevent a repeat of the truck attack that killed twelve people in Berlin before Christmas.

The suspected attacker, 24-year-old Tunisian, was shot dead in Italy days afterward.

Read more on:    germany  |  security

Inside News24

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


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 network.