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Berlin police evacuate Christmas market that was attacked in 2016

Berlin police on Saturday evacuated a Christmas market that was the scene of a fatal attack three years ago to investigate a suspicious object.
The Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz is the one into which Tunisian Anis Amri plowed a truck in 2016, killing 12 people. Italian police subsequently shot him dead after he fled Germany.
"Currently, our colleagues are working at the #Breitscheidplatz Christmas Market and are clearing it in order to follow up indications of a possibly suspicious object," Berlin police tweeted.
"All visitors left the Christmas market in a calm and collected manner. Thank you. Our colleagues are now starting the search on the #Breitscheidplatz and in the Memorial Church," the police added a short while later.
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