Security increased in Vienna after alert of potential attack

December 27, 2015 1:17 PM

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Police in Vienna, Austria, have stepped up security precautions after an intelligence alert sent to numerous European capitals warned of the potential for a violent attack between Christmas and the New Year.

“In the lead-up to Christmas, a friendly intelligence service sent a warning to numerous European capitals saying potential bomb or gun attacks could take place in areas with large crowds between Christmas and New Year,” Vienna police said in a statement.

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