Essen (dpa / lnw) - According to the police in Essen, suspected environmental activists have triggered several supposedly urgent operations by the fire brigade and police in the city area via the emergency call app Nora. Subsequently, a group of self-proclaimed climate protectors confessed to improper use of the app, according to a statement on Wednesday.
In the course of the evening, further emergency calls were made in Essen. Again, numerous emergency services moved out, among other things, because of an alleged burglary with armed perpetrators and another gas leak, which also turned out to be a fake. Due to the false alarm, numerous rescue workers were dispatched who were not available for other operations during this time.
The police pointed out that improper use of the emergency call app Nora, like the emergency numbers 110 and 112, is a punishable offense. State security has started the investigation. According to initial findings, a group of "self-proclaimed environmental activists from southern Germany" could be considered.