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Bomb scare scatters Apple fan queue

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Bomb scare scatters Apple fan queue
Photo: DPA
12:59 CET+01:00
Apple fans waiting patiently to get a new iPad at the company's Berlin store were scattered like so many autumnal leaves on Friday when police closed the area due to a bomb scare.

Officers told keen techies they had to leave the city's Kurfurstendamm shopping street on Friday morning after a lone suitcase filled with cables and electronic equipment was spotted on the pavement.

The area was closed for an hour and a half, regional newspaper the Tagesspiegel reported.

Although drivers had to divert their journeys and shoppers put their spending on pause, dozens of Apple fans who had been waiting for the chance to buy a new iPad lost their spots in the queue.

They had to sharpen their elbows all over again when police re-opened the stretch of road.

Experts were called in to examine the silver suitcase, found between Meinecke- and Fasanenstrasse. They determined quickly it posed no danger and gave the all-clear.

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