BERLIN - Police in the northern German city of Hamburg said Friday they had called off a large-scale search for three men overheard talking in Arabic at a bus stop about becoming "heroes before Allah."
One of the men was alleged to have said, "We will stand tomorrow as heroes before Allah."
Police spokeswoman Ulrike Sweden said the search was abandoned during the night with no results but police would continue to work with tips from the public.
He said police would not have reacted the same way to similar information two years ago but that their approach has changed, particularly in light of July‘s London bombings.
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