US travel warning for Garmisch-Partenkirchen to be lifted

US travel warning for Garmisch-Partenkirchen to be lifted
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After a recent altercation between Americans and locals in the mountain resort, the US consulate in Munich said Americans could be targeted over the 4th of July weekend. On Sunday, the consulate said the alert would be lifted soon.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a popular recreation spot for US military personnel stationed in Germany. After a brawl at a Garmisch nightclub two weeks ago where several people were injured, an American serviceman who took part was threatened with revenge attacks. Further threats came later in the week and warned that Americans would be the target of new attacks.

The US consulate in Munich issued a warning July 2, telling Americans to “avoid public gather places, particularly restaurants, bars and discos frequented by American citizens,” in Garmisch.

With the weekend drawing to a close without incident, consulate spokeswoman Kathrn Crockart told the news service DPA that the warning would “most likely” be lifted Monday.

“When we have this kind of threat, we have to inform our citizens,” said Crockart, who said she had not seen a similar warning issued in her 18 months of service in Bavaria.

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