The German police are conducting a military operation in the city of Chemnitz to prevent a terrorist attack. Was carried out at least one controlled explosion – at the storming of one of the apartments on the East of the city. The city cordoned off the station, at least two people were detained.
“We are in the Chemnitz large-scale special operation in connection with the alleged preparation of a terrorist attack with explosives,” – said in a statement to the police.
As part of the city evacuated residents. Police are urging the public not to leave their homes. “Please, being within the cordon area, don’t leave the apartment, follow the instructions of the police on the spot”, – quotes the statement of the police of Saxony TASS.
According to eyewitnesses, in the area of operation of explosion. The police later said that the explosion was carried out by the police themselves in an attempt to infiltrate one of the apartments. The suspects were not found.
Reuters reports that after a search in the apartment of the suspect – apparently, her tenant began to look in nearby neighborhoods.
Later appeared in the media the name of the suspect: police are looking for 22-year-old Jaber al-Bakr, from Damascus.
In social media published photos, which allegedly depicted the riot police on the balcony of the apartment during the search.
#BREAKING; ‘Serious threat’ by flats in #Chemnitz #Germany. Heavily armed police at the scene, residents told to stay inside! pic.twitter.com/lYaQh1MsZV