Town halls across Germany evacuated after threats: Police

Town halls in several German cities were evacuated on Tuesday after threats, in some cases bomb threats, were received by email overnight, quite a few police forces said.

“A threat against the city of Augsburg has been received, the town hall has been cleared, we are investigating,” tweeted police from the southern city of Augsburg.

Speaking to NBC News, a police spokesman in Augsburg said the email is actually “analogue to those received” in different cities, as the “content of the mail is actually identical.”

Police posted similar tweets by western Neunkirchen along with Kaiserslautern, eastern Chemnitz along with central Goettingen.

Police from the southwestern city of Kaiserslautern told NBC News in which an employee of the city hall found an email from the “general email box” This particular morning at 8:00 a.m. local time, in which an unidentified sender had claimed in which “an explosive device had been deposited from the building.”

Police immediately decided to evacuate the 21-story high-rise building along with are presently searching the premises.

Police officials from the city of Goettingen also told NBC News in which they had received an email claiming in which an explosive device had been planted at the town hall. The building has been evacuated along with the surrounding streets have been cordoned off.

“We are today trying to identify, who sent these emails along with are coordinating our investigation with officials in different German cities, which also received these threats,” a spokesperson told NBC News.

In Chemnitz, a police spokeswoman said in which the search of the multi-story town hall building is actually ongoing.

A police spokesman from the northern German city of Rendsburg also confirmed to NBC News in which the local town hall was evacuated This particular morning, a building search with experts is actually ongoing. A similar statement was made by a police spokesman in Neunkirchen from the state of Saarland.