German spy agency’s new home flooded after taps stolen

The nearly completed building in central Berlin is to be the new headquarters of Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, the BND, which is currently based in Munich.

On Wednesday, the building suffered extensive water damage after someone tampered with the water pipes despite strict security on site. As a result, water flooded cable and air shafts and suspended ceilings for several hours, according to daily “Berliner Zeitung.”

“Several taps were stolen,” on the upper floors, according to a police spokesman, but it remains unclear why or who may have removed them. Police are not ruling out a political or criminal motive. But they’re also considering that someone may have simply played a practical joke. The incident sparked lots of jokes about leaks and “Watergate” on social media. This one reads “the BND wants them now – Nixon’s plumbers.”

Full article: German spy agency’s new home flooded after taps stolen (Deutsche Welle)

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