Berlin bar closes over patron's 'Ebola prank'

Ebola prank in German bar.

Ebola prank in German bar. Image by vxla / CC BY 2.0

A bar in the west of Berlin was cordoned off on Sunday afternoon after a man called emergency services complaining of ‘Ebola-like symptoms’. The man, who is from Nigeria, had left the scene by the time police arrived, but it transpired that he was a prank caller, although he was still taken to hospital to be assessed. Officials may charge the man for the costs incurred by emergency services. Read more:

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