BERLIN — A 21-year-venerable German has been arrested at the French border on suspicion of making an attempt to steal a firearm in preparation for an Islamist attack, officials stated Friday.
German state police and officers from a tactical response unit in the French town of Kehl enjoy been focused on the operation, prosecutors stated in a statement.
German authorities stated the suspect allegedly belongs to the “radical Islamist spectrum” and had purchased a complete lot of manuals for the pattern of improvised bombs and incendiary devices, and shared them with others. He turned into on his plot to Germany to steal an assault rifle, prosecutors stated.
Police seized the particular person’s cellphone and cash he allegedly supposed to make consume of to steal the weapon, and his home in Kehl turned into searched, they stated.
The suspect turned into ordered held in penitentiary by a mediate in Karlsruhe on Friday.
Prosecutors stated they had no information on where exactly the particular person allegedly supposed to enact the attack.