BREAKING: Berlin police swarm near Christmas market as ‘200 rounds’ of ammunition found


A CAR PARK near a Berlin Christmas market has been stormed by police after the discovery of a two bags of bullets.

Germany’s Bild reports around 200 rounds of ammunition was found at the location in Spandauer Damm, close to the festivities at Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin.

Hundreds of officers rushed to the scene, which is also near a mosque, as sniffer dogs were also called in.

Ammunition has been examined and German authorities are attempting to find DNA traces.

More riot police were sent to the market at the nearby Charlottenburg Palace.

Police spokesman Winfrid Wenzel said it remains “unclear” as to who the ammunition belonged to, and what it would be used for.

A German police spokesman confirmed the find, however, officers played down reports the bag had any link to the Christmas market.

The spokesman also said the incident is not being treated as terror related.

He said: ”Ammunition is always being found in Berlin.

“Somebody was probably clearing their cellar out and found something from their grandfather.”

However, it comes after Islamic State (IS) has been circulating hateful messages among its secret jihadi messaging groups, calling for attacks on Christmas market