VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police issued a terror risk warning Thursday for Vienna, saying there was an “summary” hazard for Syrian establishments within the metropolis.
The alert got here a day after police in Austria’s capital warned of ” a possible “Islamist-motivated attack” on church buildings and different homes of worship, citing undisclosed info obtained by the nation’s intelligence service.
In an replace, the police division stated “a current risk evaluation” by the intelligence service indicated the warning was “significantly associated to the anniversary of the civil warfare in Syria — it primarily considerations Syrian amenities.”
“The potential risk remains to be on an elevated stage,” the division tweeted Thursday. “The preventive safety measures ordered stay in place. We’re in touch with representatives of the corresponding amenities.”
Regardless of Wednesday’s preliminary warning, church buildings and homes of worship in Vienna remained open to guests and worshipers. Police patrols had been elevated throughout town, however no uncommon incidents had been reported.
Police stated Thursday that “as quickly because the respective assessments point out an easing of the scenario, we will cut back our safeguarding measures.”