Germany: a teenager arrested for alleged extremist attack plans


BERLIN– A teenager accused of planning an Islamist-motivated attack in Germany was arrested on Thursday, the federal prosecutor’s office said.

The German-Kosovar dual citizen detained in the western town of Iserlohn was believed to have been under the influence of an Islamic State group supporter who posted propaganda on online messaging services, said the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

The teenager’s exact age was not given and he was only identified as Etrit P. for privacy reasons, the statement said.

Investigators accused him of planning a serious act of violence threatening the state and supporting a foreign terrorist organization.

“In pursuance of this decision, he had already taught himself how to build an unconventional explosive and incendiary device,” the statement said.

Prosecutors believe the suspect feared his alleged bombing plans would be foiled. They said he therefore decided to attack police officers with a knife instead, but was arrested before doing so, according to the statement.

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