Police in Munich, Germany say Islamic State militants had been planning suicide attacks at two train stations at midnight. Julie Noce reports.
Two train stations in Munich, Germany were closed on New Year's Eve after authorities received very concrete information that Islamic State militants had been planning an attack. Police said the militants had planned to use suicide bombers for an attack at midnight. Munich police informed the public, then shut down the two locations saying they didn't want to take risks with such specific threats. During a news conference later, police said the situation appears to be under control. MUNICH POLICE PRESIDENT, HUBERTUS ANDRAE, SAYING: At the moment, we think the situation is more relaxed than it was before midnight, police said. And now we're thinking about how to get the train traffic moving again. Security forces in many capitals were on high alert after a year of militant attacks- including attacks by Islamic State militants in Paris in November that killed 130 people