A letter addressed to German President Joachim
Gauck and thought to be a bomb contained no explosives, a spokeswoman
at the Interior Ministry said Friday after the letter was detonated
in a controlled explosion.
Security officials discovered the suspicious letter Friday afternoon, and it was blown up in a park near Gauck's official residence, Bellevue Palace, in the centre of Berlin.
The president was not at home at the time, a palace spokesman said.
The identity of the letter's sender and the reason it was considered suspicious was not released Friday.
Two years ago, a packet containing a bomb was sent to Chancellor Angela Merkel's office.
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