BREAKING NEWS: German Christmas market evacuated after EXPLOSIVES are found

  • Police are on the scene in Potsdam after an explosive device was found nearby?
  • It was delivered to a pharmacist but reported as suspicious because it had wires?
  • The device is reported to be 20 inches long and 16 inches wide, local media said
  • Police on the scene, having cordoned off the area around the explosive device

A Christmas market in the German city of Potsdam has been evacuated after an explosive device was found nearby.

Police are currently on the scene, having cordoned off the area around a suspicious object.

In a tweet, Brandenburg police said: 'The IED-suspicion has been confirmed.

It was first delivered to a pharmacy but was reported as suspicious by an employee who opened it and found wires inside, local media reported. Pictured: The opening of the market earlier this week?

It was first delivered to a pharmacy but was reported as suspicious by an employee who opened it and found wires inside, local media reported. Pictured: The opening of the market earlier this week?

Germany is on high alert for potential terrorist attacks after last year's deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Pictured: Potsdam Christmas market late last month?

Germany is on high alert for potential terrorist attacks after last year's deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Pictured: Potsdam Christmas market late last month?

Police are currently on the scene, having cordoned off the area around a suspicious object. Pictured: The market late last month?

Police are currently on the scene, having cordoned off the area around a suspicious object. Pictured: The market late last month?

'The affected area in the city center must be cleared. Please pay attention to our announcements via loudspeaker.'??

It was first delivered to a pharmacy but was reported as suspicious by an employee who opened it and found wires inside, local media reported.?

Roads around the market have also been closed.

The object is reportedly 20 inches long and 16 inches wide.

Germany is on high alert for potential terrorist attacks after last year's deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin.?

Potsdam is about 15 miles southwest of the German capital Berlin.?

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