Vienna Police Warn European Cities of Terror Threat Citing ‘Friendly’ Intelligence Source (VIDEO)
The police in Vienna have warned several European cities of possible terror attacks based on intelligence from unnamed but ‘friendly’ intelligence sources.
European cities warned of possible terror attack, say Vienna police
An unnamed “friendly” intelligence service has warned several European cities of possible terror attacks, according to a statement released Saturday by police in Vienna, Austria.
The attacks would involve explosives or guns and occur sometime between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, according to the statement, which did not name the cities that have been warned.
The warning did include the names of several possible attackers the Vienna police have investigated without finding “concrete further results.”
“Overall, this is a lead, which stipulates a higher than general abstract state of danger,” the Vienna police said.
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Vienna police on alert after attack warning
Police in Vienna have stepped up security around the city after a warning to several European capitals about a possible attack between Christmas and new year. They said that the warning, about a gun or bomb attack, did not specify any targets and that authorities in Vienna did not intend to cancel any specific events.
The warning did give several names of potential attackers, the statement said, but an investigation into the names had not produced concrete results.
Christoph Pölzl, a spokesman for Vienna police, said: “We do not know if these people exist in real life, or if they are only names with no real person behind them. We have no evidence that they are in Vienna, and we have no evidence that they are even in Europe.” Pölzl refused to say which other European capitals had received the warning.