German police give all-clear after evacuating train due to bomb threat

The headquarters of German rail operator Deutsche Bahn is pictured in Berlin, Germany.
The headquarters of German rail operator Deutsche Bahn is pictured in Berlin, Germany.PHOTO: REUTERS

FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - German police on Friday (Jan 25) gave the all-clear after 500 passengers were evacuated from a train due to a bomb threat.

Police stopped the high-speed train, travelling from Zurich to the northern German city of Kiel, at Frankfurt Sued station, after receiving a bomb threat via telephone, a spokesman said.

But he said police had not found a bomb while searching the train at the station, in Germany's financial capital, and passengers were able to continue their journey.