Security increased at German Christmas markets frequented by Americans

A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
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A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
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A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
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A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
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A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
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A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
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A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
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A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes
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A German police van blocks the entrance to the Kaiserslautern Christmas market on Marktstasse, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Security was tightened following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. Otherwise the mood was normal at the market with a typical lunch-time, weekday crowd. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes

Security increased at German Christmas markets frequented by Americans

by: John Vandiver | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: December 20, 2016

Security was ratcheted up Tuesday at Christmas markets across Germany, where heavily armed police were on guard after a deadly attack in Berlin that has prompted U.S. military officials to urge vigilance among its members in Europe.

U.S. European Command said it was accounting for its 62,000 personnel stationed in Europe. A hijacked truck was driven through a crowded Christmas market Monday evening in Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring nearly 50. But there have been no reports that any members of the military community were among the dead or injured.

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