Saturday, 3 June 2017

Rock am Ring festival evacuated in terror alert

Germany's Rock am Ring, has been evacuated over a "terrorist threat", the organisers have announced. Fans waiting for German rock giants Rammstein streamed out of the Nuerburg arena after organisers asked them to leave in a "calm and controlled" way. "Due to a terrorist threat the police have advised us to interrupt the festival," they said. The organisers said in a Facebook post they hoped the festival would resume on Saturday.

"Because of the last attack on a concert in Manchester, the security concept for Rock am Ring was modified in advance and the number of security officers was significantly increased to around 1,200. ... Since a threat could not be ruled out, all necessary measures were taken immediately," Koblenz police said in a statement.

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