Police in Berlin Arrest Two People Suspected of Planning Attack

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German federal police officers patrol the main railway station in Berlin, Germany, November 24. Security measures in public places were increased after recent deadly attacks in Paris. German police commando units arrested two people in Berlin on Thursday who are suspected of planning an attack, a police spokesman said. Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Updated | BERLIN (Reuters) - German police commando units arrested two people suspected of planning an attack and searched an Islamic cultural center on Thursday, a police spokesman said.

Police raided the cultural center in western Berlin and arrested two men aged 28 and 48 at a separate location in the south of the capital.

An object "presumed to be hazardous" was found in a car used by the two men, prompting police to block off the area and evacuate residents from several buildings, according to a police statement.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday the security threat level in Germany remained high after the Paris attacks.