Berlin: no new evidence to support half-marathon attack fear

Berlin: no new evidence to support half-marathon attack fear
Police observe the half marathon in front of the Berlin Cathedral, in Berlin, Sunday, April 8, 2018. The German daily Die Welt is reporting that police have foiled a knife attack on a half-marathon in Berlin. The paper says special police forces detained four men in connection with Sunday's sports event. They said the main suspect was planning to kill participants and spectators with knives. (Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say they’ve found no new evidence to support suspicions that six people detained over concerns about a possible attack on the city’s half-marathon planned to hit the race.

Police spokesman Michael Maasz said Monday that authorities have yet to decide whether to have the six brought before a judge to be held in custody, but since there are “no new results” it appears they likely won’t be.

The six were detained Sunday, the day of the race, and daily Die Welt reported police foiled a plot to attack race spectators and participants with knives.

Police said later Sunday they had received vague indications of a possible attack plot and had taken action because of a generally high threat level, but had no “concrete indications” an attack was planned.