Steph Barnes
June 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Rock am Ring / www.facebook.com

Every year, music lovers from all over the world gather to attend the “Rock am Ring” music festival in Germany. This year, things got a little scary when German authorities had to evacuate festival goers and close down the event for the day after receiving information about a suspected terror threat.

The three-day festival, held in the central German town of Nuerburg, was scheduled to run Friday through Sunday. On Friday, June 2nd, police suspended the show and ordered attendees to evacuate the festival’s site. Organizers of the event estimated at least 175,000 people at the event, which is considered one of the largest and most popular rock festivals in Europe.

German police said they were investigating after getting “concrete indications” that meant they could not “exclude a possible terrorist threat.”

In a Facebook post, the organizers said:

This incident comes after the recent terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, which left 22 people dead and more than 100 injured.

“Because of the last attack on a concert in Manchester, the security concept for ‘Rock am Ring’ was modified in advance and the number of security officers was significantly increased to around 1,200. Since a threat could not be ruled out, all necessary measures were taken immediately,” Koblenz police said in a statement.

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After an extensive search of the site, the event is expected to resume on Saturday afternoon. We’re so happy all the necessary precautions were taken so quickly to prevent this possible attack.

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