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NYPD Issues Warning After Letter Bomb Intercepted in Germany

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Police in New York City are patrolling Deutsche Bank offices and have issued warnings to area banks after a letter bomb addressed to the company's chief executive was intercepted in Germany

Police spokesman Paul Browne says German authorities informed them today that a letter bomb addressed to Josef Ackermann had been detected by x-ray screening in the mailroom of the Frankfurt bank's headquarters.

Browne says the European Central Bank โ€” the governing body for the 17-nation common European currency โ€” was listed as the return address. The ECB's headquarters are located two blocks away, across a park where the Occupy Frankfurt movement has pitched its tents.

He says the warnings were issued "solely as a precaution" and that there is no evidence anyone was targeted in New York City.

With the Associated Press

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