German Chancellor Merkel's office sealed off due to suspicious package

Berlin: Police say they're checking a suspicious object found during a routine security check at the entrance to Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin.

Angela Merkel. AFP

Angela Merkel. AFP

Federal police spokesman Thorsten Peters said the main entrance to the chancellery in downtown Berlin was closed off Wednesday while authorities checked the object. He declined to give more details on what the object was.

The chancellery wasn't evacuated. Merkel was due to lead a regular Cabinet meeting Wednesday morning.

AP


Published Date: Jan 06, 2016 02:43 pm | Updated Date: Jan 06, 2016 02:43 pm