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German police destroy fake bomb near Christmas market

by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/01/17, 01:51 pm

German police in the city of Potsdam have destroyed what appears to be a fake bomb left near the local Christmas market. Officers evacuated the area Friday afternoon after someone spotted the suspicious package. A bomb squad detonated it in a controlled explosion. Investigators say the package contained nails and an as yet unidentified powder, but they have not found a detonation trigger. Twelve people died last year when an Islamic State sympathizer drove a truck into crowds at the Berlin Christmas market.

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Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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