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Operation in Adlershof cancelled: Suspicious find was not a bomb


An operation by the explosive ordnance disposal service originally planned for Saturday because of an alleged World War II bomb in Adlershof has been cancelled by the police.

Contrary to earlier suspicions, the suspected object was not a World War II bomb, as the Berlin police announced on Twitter on Friday evening. This was determined by a special company with the support of police divers. The operation planned for Saturday was cancelled and residents did not have to prepare for an evacuation, it said.

No evacuation necessary

On Wednesday, according to police, an object had been discovered underground on a former industrial site on Glienicker Weg by means of electromagnetic sounding, which investigators initially believed to be a World War II bomb. However, as it still had to be uncovered, it was not to be decided until Saturday morning whether the alleged bomb should be detonated or defused and whether evacuations would be necessary within a 500-metre exclusion zone.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 21 October 2022
Last updated: 21 October 2022

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