Rock am Ring, one of the biggest music festivals in Germany, has been evacuated and suspended for the day due to “concrete indications” of a terrorist threat, local police say. Only few details were immediately available. (more)
The incident happened at around 9 p.m. local time on Friday when police instructed organizers to interrupt the festival. “The circumstances are concrete indications due to which we cannot exclude a possible terrorist threat,” a police spokesperson said.
Police declined to provide specific details about the nature of the threat, adding that an investigation is currently underway. “Safety is the first priority and a threat to festival visitors must be excluded as far as possible, so it was decided to suspend the festival for the day,” police said.
As a result, thousands of people who were attending …
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