Deutsche Bank CEO Letter Bomb – Deutsche Bank received a letter bomb addressed to CEO Josef Ackermann at the bank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, with the return address of the president of the European Central Bank.
The New York Police Department is warning local banks to bolster mail-room security. The Criminal Investigations Office for the state of Hesse and Frankfurt prosecutors said that an Italian anarchist group has claimed responsibility and may have sent two more packages.
The first letter bomb was found as it passed through the banks mail room security X-ray machine. It was found to contain an explosive device, the letter bomb never detonated.
The letter is shown to be coming from a Central European Bank and a powder inside it is now being tested by investigators to find out what kind of explosive it is. Investigators, including those from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, also are trying to find out who sent the letter and the motive behind it.
Police believe the purpose of the wires and metals found in the letter was to ignite the explosive powder and cause bodily harm to the person that would have opened it, according to The Local.
In a precautionary measure New York Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said they have increased security around Manhattan’s Deutsche Bank offices and warned Wall Street offices to be careful in handling packages and to increase mail room security, according to CNN.
Deutsche Bank employs more than 100,000 people in over 70 countries, and has a large presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the emerging markets. Deutsche Bank is the largest foreign exchange dealer in the world with a market share of 21 percent.