In view of the suspected threat of terror attacks against churches, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade asks Hungarians in Vienna to pay attention to the information provided by the police and to proceed with increased caution and vigilance, State Secretary for Bilateral Relations Tamás Menczer informed Hungarian news agency MTI on Wednesday.
He stated that as a precautionary measure, the Vienna police have ordered an increased police presence due to the suspected imminent threat of attacks on churches in the Austrian capital.
The increased police presence is based on information from the intelligence service that a Syrian Islamist terrorist cell is planning an attack, he added. Menczer stressed that there was no talk of closing churches or evacuating places popular with tourists, nor had any warning been issued to the public.
Vienna police said on Wednesday that if there is concrete danger for the population at a concrete location, they will warn the public immediately via all available channels. Later, they clarified in another tweet that the threat warning included not just churches but also other houses of worship. According to the AP, the police department said they could not predict how long their security measures would be in place.
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