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The chief of police in Cologne has been "relieved of his duties" after a series of violent attacks and sexual assaults in the city on New Year's Eve, Reuters reports, citing a state government source.
Wolfgang Albers, aged 60, faced heavy criticism over his handling of the attacks, in which around 1,000 "foreign-looking" men mugged, threatened and assaulted women in the city centre as they rang in 2016.
He has reportedly now been told by state interior minister Ralf Jaeger that he would be given early retirement.
An official announcement is expected later today.
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German police have defended restricting Munich's New Years Eve celebrations over intelligence that suggested a terrorist attack was imminent.
But while no attack occurred, the suggestion is that going into 2016 Europeans will need to get used to heightened security alerts.
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Two railway stations in Munich have reopened after being evacuated over reports of a planned terror attack in the city involving several suicide bombers.
Police in the German city had warned of a "serious, imminent threat" and asked people to stay away from two railway stations in the city's Pasing neighborhood, including the city's main terminal.
Munich police president Hubertus Andrae said German authorities had been tipped off by a foreign intelligence service that Islamic State was planning attacks involving between five and seven suicide bombers, the German news agency dpa reported.
The city's police later tweeted to let people know the stations had reopened without incident, thanking the public for their cooperation.
No arrests have been reported.
#Munich Central Station and the railway station Pasing are meanwhile open again. We will remain on site and keep our eyes open.
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.