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After the bomb threat: Vaccination centers in Bad Wörishofen and Memmingen evacuated

2021-05-09T12:47:16.375Z

A stranger issued a bomb threat on the hotline of the Unterallgäu vaccination center on Friday evening. Numerous emergency services then set off.



A stranger issued a bomb threat on the hotline of the Unterallgäu vaccination center on Friday evening.

Numerous emergency services then set off.

Bad Wörishofen / Memmingen - On Friday evening, the police in Bad Wörishofen and Memmingen * were called to a large-scale operation at the respective vaccination centers.

An anonymous caller had issued a bomb threat against the two centers.

Bomb threat in Unterallgäu: Police evacuate staff and those willing to be vaccinated

At around 7 p.m., the threat was received via the hotline of the Unterallgäu vaccination center, writes the

Augsburger Allgemeine

. The police then set out with a large contingent and cordoned off the surrounding area. "The buildings in Bad Wörishofen and Memmingen have been evacuated, according to our information there is currently no danger," said police spokesman Holger Stabik at around 8:40 pm the

Augsburger Allgemeine

. In Bad Wörishofen 50 people were evacuated, in Memmingen there were

around 35

according to the

Allgäuer Zeitung

.

The buildings were then searched with explosive dogs.

However, the search was unsuccessful.

Nevertheless, both centers are still monitored by the police overnight.

In addition to the normal patrol officers, there were also forces from the criminal police, the emergency train operational supplementary services and the motorway police on site.

The exact background to the bomb threat has yet to be determined, said Stabik.

Initially, no other vaccination centers in Swabia were affected.

Bomb threat in Unterallgäu: a doctor brought everyone in Bad Wörishofen to safety

"At first it was not clear which location was meant, Bad Wörishofen or Memmingen, the hotline is responsible for both," said Dr.

Max Kaplan, the medical coordinator in the Lower Allgäu of the

Augsburger Allgemeine

.

He himself works at the Bad Wörishofen vaccination center.

"I heard a kind of computer voice on the phone," Kaplan said.

All vaccinations * were immediately interrupted and people were taken outside.

So that no vaccine had to be thrown away, the Maltese provided an ambulance.

There the cans were inoculated.

(tel)

* Merkur.de / bayern is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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Source: merkur

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