Christmas markets are closed across Dusseldorf following threat to 'crash a truck into revellers'
The western German city of Dusseldorf has closed off its old town area, where its Christmas market is located, following reports of a threat to crash a truck into revellers there. The Bild newspaper, citing police, reported that the Christmas market in the old town area as well as others across the city were closed after the threat was reported. It added that emergency services, including armed police, had been spotted around the old town's market squares and streets. A police spokesman for Dusseldorf quoted by the Bild said police had closed the markets to be on the safe side, saying: 'Safety must come first.' Source