October 27, 2016

German police arrest man suspected of planning attack

Special police commandos on Wednesday arrested a 27-year-old German man in the eastern town of Eisenhuettenstadt who is suspected of stockpiling materials that could be used as explosives, a spokesman for the Brandenburg state police said.

The spokesman declined comment on whether there was any connection to militants.

A spokesman with the police in Frankfurt (Oder), a larger city nearby, said the suspect was a local citizen with no migration background. Asked if the suspect was an Islamist, the spokesman said “any suspicion of terrorism has not yet been confirmed”.

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