White powder sent in letters to Israel Embassy in Berlin and others

The police spokeswoman could not say if the man, whom she termed mentally unstable, wrote the same letter to all the embassies.

August 14, 2018 19:02
White powder sent in letters to Israel Embassy in Berlin and others

The German flag is pictured at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, November 7, 2017. (photo credit: REUTERS/HANNIBAL HANSCHKE)


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A police spokeswoman in Berlin told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that a “crazy” man sent letters last month that contained a non-dangerous white powder to the Israeli, US and Czech embassies and to other institutions in the German capital.

An investigation is ongoing and a suspect has been identified, although no arrests have been made, the spokeswoman said, adding that the matter become known due to an Associated Press report on Tuesday.

The police spokeswoman could not say if the man whom she termed mentally unstable wrote the same letter – which the Post has learned was very threatening – to all the embassies. The letter was also sent to an Asian embassy.

The Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying, “Israel does not respond to security issues in the media.”

The police spokeswoman said the man is not a member of a terrorist group and there is no terrorist background to the case.

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