Munich police defend train station evacuations over terror tipoff
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Munich police defend train station evacuations over terror tipoff

German city’s police insist they took appropriate action on concrete intelligence of Isis-linked Paris-style attack plot

Police in Munich have insisted they were right to evacuate two major railway stations in the German city on New Year’s Eve, saying they had received a concrete tipoff from foreign intelligence agencies that a group affiliated to Islamic State was planning to carry out a Paris-style attack.

Munich’s police president, Hubertus Andrä, told a press conference on Friday that police had been warned at about 7.40pm the night before that between five and seven Isis-affiliated people, supposedly from Iraq and Syria , were intending to attack the main station, Hauptbahnhof, and the smaller Pasing station west of the city centre.

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