Berlin police received a phone call from an anonymous person this morning, claiming that a bomb had been planted in a box near the US embassy. However, analysis of the box, partly burnt by the robotic flame thrower of the Berlin police, has revealed that there was not actually any explosive device in the box at all.
The press secretary for the Berlin police told journalists that the phone call must either have been a form of provocation or simply a bad joke. The police cordon around the US embassy, however, is still in place. This precautionary measure is being taken 'just in case' according to a police representative.