Terrorists from so-called Islamic State were suspected to have planned suicide attacks in Munich on New Year's Eve, German authorities have said.
Police in Munich early warned of a "serious, imminent threat" and asked people to stay away from the city's main train station and a second train station in the city's Pasing neighborhood.
Munich police president Hubertus Andrae said German authorities had been tipped off by a foreign intelligence service that IS was planning attacks with five to seven suicide bombers, the German news agency dpa reported.
There were no arrests initially reported.
Munich police have tweeted that there are indications of a planned terror attack in the city and have requested people avoid crowds and train stations.
Two train stations in the city appear to have been evacuated.
There is the danger of an attack in the area of munich, please keep away from crowds, avoid the central station and the rail station pasing.
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The HDI Arena in Hannover, which was due to host Germany's international football friendly with the Netherlands, has been evacuated and the game cancelled.
Police have also blocked the road outside the ground after a suspicious suitcase was discovered nearby.
Despite earlier reports of a bomb threat, the German Interior Minister said in a press conference that no explosives had been found and no arrests made.
The stadium announcement was made after some fans had already entered the ground.
One supporter described "lots of commotion" outside the stadium following the evacuation.
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