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A U.S. Air Force base in Germany received a bomb threat hours before the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, military officials said.
Military police have stepped up security and are taking a closer look at cars and trucks entering the Spangdahlem Air Base following a telephone call threatening to blow the facility up.
Someone speaking German -- with a non-German accent -- called the base Monday evening and issued the bomb warning.
Originally posted by nowayreally
Hey M.G.! What arrests in Germany?
Why would they target an American German base? Im confused about this, whether it was terrorists or not, what is the point in a German bomb threat. Any enlightenment? Im very interested in Germany, so...
FRANKFURT, Sept. 5 — The police in Germany have arrested three Islamic militants suspected of planning major terrorist attacks against several sites frequented by Americans, including the busy United States air base at Ramstein and the Frankfurt international airport.
The suspects — two German citizens and a Turkish resident of Germany — were in advanced stages of plotting bombing attacks that could have been deadlier than the terrorist strikes that killed dozens in London and Madrid, police and security officials said Wednesday.