Munich police evacuated a shopping centre and a train station this afternoon after a tip off that a bomb was placed in the area.
Pasing Arcaden shopping centre and Pasing railway station were evacuated as a precaution against another terrorist attack. A gunman killed 9 people a week ago in a shopping centre just a few miles away.
— I.E.N. (@GoldenKrant) July 30, 2016
The Daily Mail reports:
Officers sealed off the area around Pasing Arcaden shopping centre and Pasing railway station in the west of the city.
It comes just a week after a German-Iranian teenager shot dead nine people in the Olympia shopping centre just five miles away.
Police received a phone call warning a bomb had been placed in the area, according to reports.
Munich police emphasised that the action was taken as a precautionary measure.
Police gave the all-clear after an hour-long search of the area during which nothing suspicious was found, according to German media.
It comes as Germany is on high alert following a spate of terror attacks and ‘lone wolf’ violence.
The deadliest attack came on July 22 when German-Iranian teenager Ali Sonboly, who was born and raised in Munich, opened fire at the Olympia shopping centre – just five miles from the Pasing Arcaden.
After killing nine people, the gunman turned the weapon on himself.
He had been under psychiatric treatment and investigators say he was obsessed with mass shootings, including Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik’s 2011 massacre.
On July 18, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan or Pakistan slashed train passengers and a passer-by with an axe and a knife in Wuerzburg before being shot by police.
And on Sunday, a failed Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up outside a music festival in Ansbach, wounding 15 people at a nearby cafe after being turned away from the packed open-air venue. IS claimed both attacks.
Already steeped in grief and shock, Germans were further rattled by news that a Syrian refugee had killed a 45-year-old Polish woman with a large kebab knife at a snack bar in the southwestern city of Reutlingen Sunday in what authorities called a personal dispute.
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