German police said Friday they have arrested two brothers who were suspected of planning an attack on a shopping mall in Oberhausen, in the West German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Police say the two men, ages 28 and 31, from Kosovo, were arrested on a tip from intelligence sources.
It was not immediately clear if the men were connected with the attack on a market hosting a holiday event earlier this week in the capital.
Christmas market reopens
The Christmas market in Berlin, where 12 people were killed Monday by a man driving a large truck, has reopened with a heavy police presence and concrete barriers installed around its edges.
The event’s organizers made the decision to reopen the market without party music or bright lights, which have been replaced by candles and flowers left at the site of the attack as a tribute for those who were killed.