The News Minute | November 4, 2014 | 12:20 pm IST
A bomb from World War II was discovered in Ramersdorf -- a district in Munich -- before being defused, police announced Monday.
The 250-kg explosive device dating from the war period had a mechanical igniter, according to the police, Xinhua reported.
About 1,500 residents working and living in houses within a radius of 500 metres were evacuated before 6 p.m., when experts began the bomb's removal.
A nearby highway was partly closed because of the removal but has since reopened.
Munich, the capital and largest city in Bavaria state, was severely damaged in the Second World War.