Berlin: A package containing a hand
grenade was found outside the Croatian embassy in central
Berlin today, a police spokesman said, days before the
country's president was to visit the German capital.
"Police units are at the scene," the spokesman said. "It has been removed by technical experts from the Berlin
police force and taken to a place where it will be blown up."
He added that police were investigating where exactly
the package had been left but said that they had no leads yet
on possible suspects or motives. No further details were
"There were no threats as far as we know," the
Croatian President Ivo Josipovic was due to visit the
German capital for three days from Wednesday, with talks with
Chancellor Angela Merkel scheduled for Thursday.
On Wednesday Josipovic was due to meet the speaker of
parliament, Norbert Lammert.
First Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 00:16