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Die deutsche Band "Gentleman" tritt am Samstag, 5. Juni 2010, beim Musikfestival "Rock am Ring" auf dem Nuerburgring, Rheinland-Pfalz, auf. Bis zum Sonntag, 6. Juni 2010, koennen die 85.000 Festivalbesucher auf drei Buehnen 70 Konzerte internationaler Rockkuenstler geniessen. (apn Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz) --- The German band "Gentleman" performs on the music festival "Rock am Ring" at the Nuerburgring in western Germany, on Saturday, June 5, 2010. 85.000 festival visitors can enjoy 70 live-acts on three stages Until Sunday June 6, 2010. (apn Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz)

A terrorist threat forced thousands at a German music concert to evacuate


Thousands attending a German music festival were evacuated Friday night after officials reported a possible terrorist threat, according to CNN. The incident occurred at the Rock am Ring festival in Nuerburg in Western Germany.

"The organizers of Rock am Ring in close coordination with police have suspended the festival for today," Koblenz police said in a statement. "This is based on concrete evidence of a possible terror threat. Investigations are currently underway."

The statement continued, "Because of the last attack on a concert in Manchester, the security concept for Rock am Ring was modified in advance and the number of security officers was significantly increased to around 1,200. ... Since a threat could not be ruled out, all necessary measures were taken immediately."

Organizers said they hope the shows continue Saturday.

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