Syrian Migrant Arrested on Suspicion of Planning German Terror Attack
BERLIN (AP) — German police arrested early Monday a Syrian man who is suspected of preparing a bomb attack, following a nearly two-day manhunt.
Jaber Albakr, a 22-year-old who had been granted asylum in Germany, was arrested in the eastern city of Leipzig, police in Saxony state said. Leipzig is around 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Chemnitz, where he had evaded authorities on Saturday and where authorities found explosives.
Police were informed that fellow Syrians were holding the suspect at an apartment in Leipzig, and “immediately went there and arrested him,” Saxony police spokesman Tom Bernhardt said. – READ MORE