Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Run away ! it's a tree stump !

Berlin police briefly shut down a downtown street Tuesday and evacuated a building after construction workers found ... a tree stump.

The workers initially thought the hard object they dug into could have been a Second-World-War-era bomb - a relatively common find in the German capital, much of which was turned to rubble during the war.

The workers reported their find at 10:15 a.m. local and Berlin's Reinhardtstrasse was closed to traffic for about 45 minutes as police investigated.

In one of the more spectacular past bomb finds, a 250-kilogram British bomb was plucked from under the lower ring of seats at Berlin's Olympic Stadium in 2002 as it was undergoing renovations - the same stadium where the July World Cup final will be played.

3 comments:

R2K said...

: )

yellowdog granny said...

i like alex.

dom said...

He has a lot to say