Germany’s Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Radio) reports an explosion in Zirndorf, a small town near Munich. The so-called device appears to have been a suitcase stuffed with aerosol cans.
It is reported burning remains of a suitcase was found in a garden and “several Arab-looking men” were seen fleeing from the scene. No motive is known.
A police spokesman said there had been an operation after the explosion, and heavily armed police and dog patrol units have been seen deployed to the area. Police explosive experts have been able to determine that “an explosive device was detonated”, but what precisely is unclear.
The explosion took place approximately 200 meters away from the reception centre, a government facility where newly arrived migrants are housed while their details are being processed, and before they are moved elsewhere.