A Berlin market where a dozen people were killed in a 2016 terror attack was evacuated Saturday after reports of a suspicious object, authorities said.
Two people, Syrians believed to have bomb-making experience, were arrested in connection with the incident, according to reports.
“Currently, our colleagues are working at the #Breitscheidplatz Christmas Market and are clearing it in order to follow-up indications of a possibly suspicious object,” Berlin police said in a Twitter thread.
The marketplace was the site of an Islamic terrorist attack in 2016 which left 12 dead.
In addition to the marketplace, an event at the nearby Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church also had to be evacuated.
“All visitors left the Christmas market in a calm and collected manner. Thank you. Our colleagues are now starting the search on the #Breitscheidplatz and in the Memorial Church,” police said.
The two suspects, whose names were not released, are both from Syria, according to the German paper Bild.
سایت تابناک از انتشار نظرات حاوی توهین و افترا و نوشته شده با حروف لاتین (فینگیلیش) معذور است.