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German rock festival evacuated over 'terrorist threat'

The three-day "Rock am Ring" event draws tens of thousands of people annually. Photograph: (Twitter)

AFP Berlin, Germany Jun 02, 2017, 08.23 PM (IST)

One of Germany's biggest music festivals was evacuated Friday over a "possible terrorist threat," police said.

In a statement, police said they were in possession of "concrete elements, in the light of which a possible terrorist threat cannot be ruled out."

The three-day "Rock am Ring" event, held at an arena near the western city of Nuremberg, is scheduled to run until Sunday. It draws tens of thousands of people annually.

(AFP)
 

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