BERLIN (REUTERS) – German police gave the all-clear after investigating a package at Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office in central Berlin on Wednesday (Jan 6).
“The experts found nothing suspicious,” a spokesman for Germany’s Federal Police said.
Earlier, ministers had carried on with their regular meeting after police cordoned off an area around the Chancellery.
In 2010, police intercepted a package containing explosives sent from Greece to Merkel’s office.
Europe has entered 2016 under a state of heightened alert, seven weeks after Islamist militants killed 130 people in shootings and suicide blasts across Paris.
The incident follows a security scare over New Year after police received a tip that militants from Iraq and Syria were planning attacks in Munich.