German police raid Chemnitz apartment block following possible terrorism alert

Police on Monday night stormed an apartment block in the German city of Chemnitz in what was potentially a response to a terrorism alert. At least one person was arrested.

Police confirmed the raid late on Monday after local media had reported that anti-terrorism forces had entered a housing building, accompanied by explosives sniffer dogs. The officers were reportedly wearing gas masks and carrying machine guns.

Authorities declined to provide further information, other than confirming the reports. They said they would announce further details on Tuesday.

However, the German “DPA” news agency, citing security officials, reported that a number of apartments were raided in the block.