Man arrested for plotting terror attack in Germany

Suspect charged with contacting ISIL via a mobile application to demand money for staging terror attacks in crowd

Man arrested for plotting terror attack in Germany

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Syrian-origin suspect was arrested Monday in southwestern Germany for suspicion over planning a terror attack, according to judicial sources.

The 38-year-old man was charged with having communicated ISIL to demand financial support worth €180,000 for the planned attack, the Saarbrucken prosecutor's office said in a statement.

The suspect used a mobile application in December called "Telegram" to get into contact with a ISIL-linked agent. He was planning to use the money to buy vehicles, pack them with explosives and detonate them as he drove into crowd, according to the statement.

The statement said the suspect confessed to have communicated with ISIL, however, rejected the charges that he was planning an attack.

He entered Germany in Dec. 2014 and made a request for asylum in Jan. 2015, according to the statement.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Ocak 2017, 23:23