Jamaica Gleaner / BERLIN (AP):
A German security official says the suspicious package destroyed by authorities at a Christmas market in Potsdam contained nails and a powder, but that it’s not yet known whether they part of a real explosive device.
Brandenburg state Interior Minister Karl-Heinz Schroeter told reporters at the scene that it would take some time to analyse the powder. He says the package might have been a dummy.
Schroeter praised Potsdam police for quickly evacuating the city’s entire Christmas market while the device was secured and then destroyed in a controlled explosion.