Berlin: WWII bomb found in suburb; 12000 people evacuated

Berlin: WWII bomb found in suburb; 12000 people evacuated
Berlin: WWII bomb found in suburb; 12000 people evacuated

The bomb, dropped by a British plane, was found during construction work near the train station on Thursday, and police cleared the area Friday morning while bomb disposal experts worked to render the device harmless.

Authorities opened the city hall to take in people who had been temporarily forced out of their homes.

The discovery of World War II bombs is relatively common in Germany, according to the AP.