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German police say 2 people detained in Bremen anti-terror raid have been released

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BERLIN — German authorities say two people who were detained in connection with an anti-terror raid in the city Bremen have been released.

The city in northern Germany was on terror alert this weekend after receiving information that a 39-year-old Lebanese suspect had tried to procure weapons of war.

PHOTO: In this Saturday Feb. 28, 2015 picture,  police vehicles block the road during a  search operation at an Islamic culture center  in Bremen, Germany, Police in the German city of Bremen warned Saturday of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and stepped up security measures. Police said they stepped up their presence in the city and, as a precaution, increased security for the Jewish community. They said Saturday evening, several hours after issuing the warning, that they had carried out searches on an unidentified suspect and at an Islamic culture center. One person was arrested, they added.  (AP Photo/dpa, Carmen Jaspersen)
In this Saturday Feb. 28, 2015 picture, police vehicles block the road during a search operation at an Islamic culture center in Bremen, Germany, Police in the German city of Bremen warned Saturday of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and stepped up security measures. Police said they stepped up their presence in the city and, as a precaution, increased security for the Jewish community. They said Saturday evening, several hours after issuing the warning, that they had carried out searches on an unidentified suspect and at an Islamic culture center. One person was arrested, they added. (AP Photo/dpa, Carmen Jaspersen)

Bremen's top security official, Ulrich Maeurer, said Sunday police didn't find any weapons during their searches and the two have been set free.

He said security measures have been returned to normal again after Saturday's increased police presence and heightened security for the Jewish community.

The warning in Bremen came amid heightened concern in Europe about terrorism following attacks this year in Paris and Copenhagen.

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