Germany: Carnival Parade Cancelled Due To Threat Of Imminent Muslim Terror Attack
February 15, 2015
Germany: Braunschweig parade halted over terror alert
A carnival parade has been called off at short notice in Braunschweig, northern Germany, due to the threat of an Islamist attack, police said.
A "specific threat of an Islamist attack" was identified by state security sources, they said in a statement.
Police urged people planning to attend to stay at home.
The parade - a well-known regional attraction - was cancelled only 90 minutes before it was due to start.
"Many people arriving at the train station were already dressed up and very disappointed - but we didn't want to take any risks," police spokesman Thomas Geese was quoted as saying.
Braunschweig's Carnival parade reportedly draws around 250,000 visitors each year. More than 4,000 participants in fancy dress march down a 6km (four-mile) route through the city...