Germany's Rock am Ring music festival halted over terror threat

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The Rock am Ring festival at the Nurburgring race track near the western town of Nurburg was suspended on the first night of the three-day event. Security had been stepped up at the festival in the wake of the Manchester bomb attack.

Checks included body searches and a ban on rucksacks and bags, while around 1,200 police officers were on duty. Koblenz police said the event had been suspended due to "concrete leads, which do not allow us to eliminate a possible terror threat".

It added: "We are currently conducting a very intense investigation." Journalists were told of concerns about a person, who had been involved in the festival preparations, including erecting the security fences.

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