Two threatening phone calls last night sparked major police operations in central Franconia. In Ansbach, a threat to the health department was received around midnight, as police announced on Saturday. About thirty residents had to leave their homes as a precaution. The officers did not find any suspicious objects or persons during the search. No one was hurt.
Nuremberg police also received a threatening phone call on Friday evening. It was directed against a residential and commercial building. Police then cordoned off the building and searched the rooms. No one was injured here either. “We are currently checking whether there is a link between the events in Ansbach and Nuremberg,” a police spokesperson said. The investigation into the background to the two threatening appeals is ongoing.
In total, there were five threatening phone calls in Bavaria on the night of Friday to Saturday, a spokesperson for the Interior Ministry of the dpa said on request. For the moment, there are no further findings on the merits, the police are investigating.