Letter bomb mailed to Deutsche Bank CEO

Letter bomb mailed to Deutsche Bank CEO

Frankfurt : Germany | Dec 08, 2011 at 9:38 AM PST
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Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt/Main

A letter bomb was recently mailed to the CEO of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, after which security arrangements have been raised in all banks in New York.

The NYPD sent an advisory to all the banks in New York to increase their security measures after the letter bomb was sent to the CEO of Deutsche Bank. The letter bomb was discovered in the mailroom of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. After its discovery, the warning was issued to all the branches of Deutsche Bank, all across the world.

According to reports, all the New York banks are “being advised to take precautions.” Even though the incident took place in Frankfurt, Germany, all the banks, especially the ones in New York are being advised to really tighten up their security. The warning given by the NYPD to the banks, reads, "We have received a report of a confirmed mail (package) explosive device that was addressed and sent to ... Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. The package was detected by X-ray technology inside the mail room. The package did not detonate."

After the incident took place, the police in Frankfurt stepped up their security throughout the city, and especially around the Deutsche Bank headquarters.

The management of Deutsche Bank confirmed on Wednesday that a suspicious package had indeed been received by the bank officials. According to the details provided, the package was a suspicious envelope which was handed to the police for investigation. "We confirm that a suspicious envelope has been sent to Deutsche Bank," a spokesman for Germany's biggest bank said. Even though it was not revealed what was actually in the envelope, but it was confirmed that the security picked up a package which may have explosives and shrapnel in it. Frankfurt police spokesman Alexander Kiessling said, "There was a piece of mail that arrived at Deutsche Bank that was noticed. It was noticed because it seemed unusual."

"The FBI's Joint Terrorist Task Force is aware of the matter and is consulting with its partners in the law enforcement and intelligence community," FBI spokesman Jim Margolin said.

The suspicious package was addressed to the CEO of Deutsche Bank, Ackermann, who is a figure of great authority and respect in Germany. Ackermann is surrounded by bodyguards at all times and it is quite difficult to launch a direct attack on him.

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Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann
Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann
Samantha86 is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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