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2 men claim to find mystery Nazi train loaded with gold and other treasure in Poland

  • FILE - This file photo from March.2012, shows a part of a subterranean system built by Nazi Germany in what is today Gluszyca-Osowka, Poland. According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold,  and weapons vanished into a mountain at the end of World War II, as the Germans fled the Soviet advance. Now two men claim they know the location of the mystery train and are demanding 10 percent of its value in exchange for revealing its location. (AP Photo,str)

    FILE - This file photo from March.2012, shows a part of a subterranean system built by Nazi Germany in what is today Gluszyca-Osowka, Poland. According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold, and weapons vanished into a mountain at the end of World War II, as the Germans fled the Soviet advance. Now two men claim they know the location of the mystery train and are demanding 10 percent of its value in exchange for revealing its location. (AP Photo,str)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This  Oct.2010 file picture shows the Ksiaz Castle in , Poland. During World War II, Adolf Hitler began to build a system of long tunnels underneath the castle. According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold, and weapons vanished into the mountain at the end of World War II, as the Germans fled the Soviet advance. Now two men claim they know the location of the mystery train and are demanding 10percent of its value in exchange for revealing its location.  (AP Photo/str)

    FILE - This Oct.2010 file picture shows the Ksiaz Castle in , Poland. During World War II, Adolf Hitler began to build a system of long tunnels underneath the castle. According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold, and weapons vanished into the mountain at the end of World War II, as the Germans fled the Soviet advance. Now two men claim they know the location of the mystery train and are demanding 10percent of its value in exchange for revealing its location. (AP Photo/str)  (The Associated Press)

Two men in Poland claim they have found a Nazi train loaded with gold, gems and valuable art that according to local lore disappeared at the end of World War II as the Germans fled the advancing Soviet forces.

Marika Tokarska, an official in Walbrzych, where the train allegedly was found, says authorities received letters from a law firm representing the men, a Pole and a German who are remaining anonymous, saying they are seeking a 10 percent reward for revealing its location.

Tokarska told The Associated Press on Thursday that authorities are taking the claim seriously and have convened a meeting of firefighters, police and other authorities to explore how they can safely handle the train if it is located. She said it could be secured by explosives.