German authorities banned all flights over Oktoberfest
festivities Saturday due to increased chatter from Islamic terror
groups threatening to target Germany for its role in
German authorities said terror groups including al-Qaida and the
Taliban released video and audio messages over the past two weeks
threatening German citizens attending Oktoberfest. The most recent
Taliban video showed pictures of Oktoberfest and threatened attacks
Oktoberfest spreads across 77 acres of Downtown Munich's
Theresienwiese beer garden during the 16 day celebration, according
to The Associated Press. As many as 6 million visitors wander among
the tents during the celebration.
Oktoberfest has been the target of terror attacks in the past,
including a bomb attack in 1980 that killed 13 people. The flight
ban will remain in effect until the event ends October 4th.