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Letter bomb sent to Deutsche Bank CEO
FRANKFURT — A letter bomb sent to Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann was “operational” and could have exploded, German state police said Thursday after the envelope was intercepted.
“Preliminary investigations show it is an operational letter bomb,” police in Hesse, the western state where Deutsche Bank’s Frankfurt headquarters is located, said in a statement following the discovery of the parcel Wednesday.
The envelope addressed to Swiss-born Ackermann, CEO of Germany’s biggest bank, arrived at Deutsche Bank’s mailroom and was x-rayed after it raised suspicion among staff.
“Local police, working together with specialists from the Hesse state crime office, defused the explosive,” the police said, adding that the investigation was continuing.
The police said the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office was working together with the Hesse state crime office (LKA) on the probe.
An LKA spokesman called the letter bomb a “dangerous explosive” and said the authorities were in the dark as to who sent it and why.
“We cannot say anything at this point about the sender or any suspects,” the spokesman told rolling news channel N24. “There has been no claim of responsibility or information on a motive.”