NYPD Issues Warning After Letter Bomb Intercepted in Germany

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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 — the governing body for the 17-nation common European currency — 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