Sunday, February 15, 2015

Germany Cancels Parade Due to Islamist Threat; Police Received Credible Info of Terrorist Attack

Police in the German city of Braunschweig today (February 15, 2015) canceled a popular Carnival street parade because of fears of an imminent Islamist terror attack, according to the Newser website.

Police spokesman Thomas Geese said police received credible information that was a "concrete threat of an attack" on today's parade and therefore called all visitors to stay at home.

Braunschweig's Carnival parade is the biggest one in northern Germany and draws around 250,000 visitors each year.

Geese said the parade was canceled only 90 minutes before it was scheduled to start, "but we didn't want to take any risks."

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