Terror Threat In Munich Shuts Down Trains On New Year's Eve
It's inevitable that cities around the world are on high alert on New Year's Eve, particularly after a slew of attacks in recent months in Paris and San Bernardino, California. And Munich, Germany is taking things particularly seriously — a terror threat in Munich on New Year's Eve has shut down and evacuated two train stations.
According to a police spokeswoman, via ABC News, the threat in question concerns a potential bomb. The threat surrounded two stations in particular, Munich's Hauptbahnhof station and Pasinger station, but authorities are also telling people to avoid crowds (something that's not quite as easy to do no matter where you are on New Year's Eve).
Police told press that the threat of an attack was "imminent," but not much is yet known about any possible bomb plot, including who was behind the threat. Authorities, however, are currently investigating.
Munich isn't the only city beefing up security efforts and warning inhabitants to be wary — Brussels, which was placed on the highest level of alert in November after officials said the Paris terror attacks were planned in Belgium, canceled several New Year's Eve celebrations after police arrested two people who might have been planning attacks on the holiday. And Paris also chose to withhold its usual fireworks display in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks, which killed 130 people.
No matter where you live this New Year's Eve, everyone has the same resolution: To stay safe and aware as we ring in 2016.
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