Gaggenau town hall evacuated over bomb threat after Turkish rally cancelled in German town

A bomb threat in Gaggenau has sparked an evacuation just one day after a Turkish rally was cancelled as Ankara warned Germany to behave and threatened consequences for scrapping the event.

German authorities in the southwestern town of Gaggenau evacuated the city hall after receiving a bomb threat, its mayor told German television, one day after he cancelled an event where Turkey's justice minister was to speak.

The building has been evacuated and police are searching the city hall. The search is expected to take several hours.

Asked by n-tv broadcaster if the bomb threat was linked to the cancellation, Gaggenau mayor Michael Pfeiffer said: "We presume this at the moment, but we don't know for sure. We presume there is a direct link.

Source: National News Agency