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Austria police to hand out NYE sex attack alarms
Austrian police will distribute 6,000 pocket alarms on New Year's Eve to help prevent incidents like the mass sex assaults in neighbouring Germany a year ago, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
"It's a national campaign aimed primarily at women on New Year's Eve," ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck told AFP.
If activated, the free gadgets will emit a shrill sound aimed at chasing away potential aggressors, he added.
The ministry earlier announced it would also beef up security at public events following a deadly attack at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday evening.
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