German police arrest three over terror attack plan
8 months ago
Raids on three apartments saw 170 officers deployed.
BERLIN — Police carried out raids in the city of Offenbach on Tuesday and detained three people accused of planning what was described as an “Islamic State”-affiliated terror attack.
The accused had begun to prepare for a “religiously motivated crime” with the use of explosives or firearms, police said. Written statements along with substances and equipment used for bomb-making were found during the raids.
The suspects include a 24-year-old German of Macedonian descent, and two Turkish nationals aged 21 and 22 according to prosecutors.
Raids on three apartments in connection with the investigation involved 170 police in Hesse, a state in central Germany.