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Explosive Device Found in Suspicious Package Brought to German Finance Ministry

© Photo : Peter KuleyFederal Ministry of Finance in Germany. (File)
Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. (File) - Sputnik International
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An explosive device has been found in a suspicious package found in the German Finance Ministry earlier in the day, German police said.

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Earlier in the day, German police arrived in the ministry as a suspicious package had been found. Employees of the post office department found a package about 10 a.m. local time.

The package was addressed to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.

After examining the package, police did not rule out that it could be dangerous.

According to Bild newspaper, the package contained an explosive.

A bomb squad X-rayed it and took to a safe location for closer inspection, the Berlin police said on Twitter.

"An initial inspection of the object conducted in morning … showed the package contained so-called a firecracker mix that is often used in pyrotechnic production," police said, adding the package could have injured people if opened.

Due to the fact that it was impossible to fully examine the package at the site, it was transported for further inspection to a special training ground in Grunewald. 

Further investigation is underway.

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