NYPD warns banks after bomb found in Germany

NEW YORK - (AP) - Police in New York City are patrolling DeutscheBank offices and have issued warnings to area banks after a letterbomb addressed to the company's chief executive was intercepted inGermany.

Police spokesman Paul Browne says German authorities informedthem today that a letter bomb addressed to Josef Ackermann hadbeen detected by x-ray screening in the mailroom of the Frankfurtbank's headquarters.

Browne says the European Central Bank - the governing body forthe 17-nation common European currency - was listed as the returnaddress. The ECB's headquarters are located two blocks away, acrossa park where the Occupy Frankfurt movement has pitched its tents.

He says the warnings were issued "solely as a precaution" andthat there is no evidence anyone was targeted in New York City.

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