German police arrest two terror suspects in Berlin

German police arrest two people in western Berlin over suspicion they were preparing for possible attack

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

German police forces search a suspicious vehicle in Berlin on November 26, 2015

German police commando units arrested two people suspected of planning an attack and searched an Islamic cultural centre on Thursday, a police spokesman said.

Police raided the cultural centre in western Berlin and arrested two men aged 28 and 48 at a separate location in the south of the capital.

An object "presumed to be hazardous" was found in a car used by the two men, prompting police to block off the area and evacuate residents from several buildings, according to a police statement.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday the security threat level in Germany remained high after the Paris attacks.