CONCERT ‘TERROR’ EVACUATION German music festival Rock am Ring evacuated after cops warn of ‘terror threat’

Organisers asked all attendees to leave the festival in Nuerburg, Germany, following ‘a security warning by police

A MUSIC festival in Germany has been evacuated after cops warned of a “terrorist threat”.

Organisers asked all attendees to leave the Rock am Ring festival in Nuerburg, Germany, following what they say was a security warning by police.

 

Koblenz police said they had received information of a “concrete threat” against the event.

In a statement, cops said they were in possession of “concrete elements, in the light of which a possible terrorist threat cannot be ruled out”.

It added: “As safety is the key priority and any danger to festivalgoers has to be avoided as much as possible, a decision has been taken to suspend the festival for today.”

 

“All visitors will be kept informed about any developments on all Rock am Ring Social Media channels, radio and the speakers.

“We hope that the festival will continue tomorrow. Thank you for your cooperation.”

The event is being held at Nuernburgring – an arena best known for motorsports.

Over 80,000 festival-goers are believed to have travelled to the festival, which was due to run until Sunday evening

German music festival Rock am Ring evacuated after ‘terror threat’

 

 80,000 people are thought to have travelled to the event

German metal band Rammstein was the Friday night headliner, but had not yet started playing when the evacuation began.

Cops had already increased security for the event in the wake of the Manchester concert bombing last week.

More than 1,200 officers were policing the event, according to Variety, after Salman Abedi massacred 22 people at Manchester Arena during a concert by Ariana Grande.

The hunt is now on for any accomplices the Manchester bomber might have had, with cops raiding properties and making arrests across the UK.

Officers evacuated a street in the city today as they investigated a “significant” Nissan Micra linked to the killer.

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