Dec 072011
 

NYPD tightens security after package is intercepted in Germany


The New York Police Department is warning local banks to bolster mailroom security after a letter bomb was addressed to the CEO of Deutsche Bank in Germany.

All New York-area banks were advised to take extra precautions on Wednesday after the device was found in the mailroom of Deutsche Bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt. No one was injured.

The letter, which was not en route to New York, was addressed to CEO Josef Ackermann, Fox News Channel reports.

“We confirm that a suspicious envelope has been sent to Deutsche Bank,” a spokesman for Germany’s biggest lender told Reuters.

Deutsche Bank, which opened its first branch in New York in 1979, is the only investment bank physically located on Manhattan’s Wall Street and is one of the largest foreign-based employers in New York City. In the United States, it employs more than 11,000 workers in 28 states and 90 cities.

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