BERLIN (CBSNewYork) – Authorities destroyed a suspicious package at a popular Christmas market in Potsdam, Germany Friday.
The package contained nails, powder and a firecracker, but it’s not clear if it was a functioning explosive device.READ MORE: Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers, Department Of Education Workers Put On Hold By Federal Judge
There were no injuries in the controlled detonation of the package.
Police were notified about the package after it was delivered to a pharmacy on the same street as the market at around 2:30 p.m.READ MORE: Gabby Petito's Father Announces Creation Of Gabby Petito Foundation Ahead Of Public Memorial Service
Wires and other items inside the package caused authorities to order an evacuation.
Police described the contents of the package as a “cylindrical object with cables, batteries and nails,” but no triggering device.MORE NEWS: Gov. Kathy Hochul Increases Pressure On COVID Vaccine Holdouts As Deadline For Health Care Workers Approaches
Last December, a Tunisian man carried out a truck attack on a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12. The suspect was killed in a shootout with police near Milan after an international manhunt.