Two Muslims arrested in connection with a terror threat in the German city of Essen

Dozens of police surrounded the Limbecker Platz shopping mall in Essen on Saturday after receiving what they said was a credible evidence of a terror attack the day before.

Security services cited by the German tabloid newspaper “Bild” described the threat as a potential multiple suicide bombing.

As well as the mall, nearby parking garages and an underground rail station were all placed in lockdown while sniffer dogs searched the area.