Vienna Increases Security Precautions After Receiving Tip of a Potential Threat

December 27, 2015 1:25 AM

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Vienna Increases Security Precautions After Receiving Tip of a Potential Threat

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Vienna say they have stepped up security precautions after a warning to several European capitals about the possibility of an attack using explosives or firearms between Christmas and New Year, but they see no need to call off any events.

Vienna police said in a statement Saturday that the tip from an unidentified “friendly” intelligence service came in the days before Christmas. It said authorities also were given several names of potential attackers, but examination of that list and other investigations brought no “concrete further...

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