Bomb sent to Ackermann

A LETTER bomb intended for Deutsche Bank’s chief executive Josef Ackermann was found yesterday, prompting the New York Police Department to step up security at the bank’s Manhattan office.

The device, discovered in the mail room of Deutsche Bank’s Frankfurt headquarters at around 1pm local time, did not detonate. An x-ray of the package revealed shrapnel and explosive contents.

Its return address was listed as a European central bank, which is thought to have been a ploy to increase the likelihood of the package being opened.

Duncan King, a spokesperson for Deutsche Bank, said in a statement: “Today Deutsche Bank received a suspect package addressed to Dr Ackermann. The relevant unit of the bank informed the police in Frankfurt. The police have undertaken an investigation.”