Woman arrested outside Israeli Embassy in Germany

AP News
Posted: Mar 18, 2012 8:10 AM
Woman arrested outside Israeli Embassy in Germany

German police say a woman has been arrested while trying to throw a small suitcase filled with fireworks on the grounds of the Israeli Embassy.

Berlin police said Sunday the suitcase contained less than 10 fireworks, no trigger mechanism and posed no real security threat. The 40-year-old suspect also attempted to throw newspapers articles featuring swastikas on the embassy grounds.

Police say the woman, whose identity was withheld because of German privacy laws, was rapidly apprehended by the embassy's security guards and subsequently arrested by police late Saturday.

They say she has been released but is now under investigation for possession of illegal explosives and the use of unconstitutional signs. Displaying Nazi symbols such as the swastika is forbidden in Germany.