Police: Explosives experts examine package at German Chancellery

Explosives experts were examining a suspicious package that arrived at the German Chancellery early on Wednesday and caused part of the government building to be closed off, police said.

The main entrance of the building, which houses the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, was closed off. Other entrances were still in use, however, and a cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday was under way despite the threat.

The package had raised suspicions as it went through the usual security checks and investigations are ongoing, the police spokesman said.

Last update: Wed, 06/01/2016 - 13:08
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