The investigation of a planned attack in the Netherlands and from Germany. After the Dutch police had arrested on Saturday morning four terrorist suspects in Rotterdam, set of German special forces a fifth Suspect in Mainz.

In Rotterdam, police searched several apartments in the port city, the police announced. The arrested men is alleged to have an attack prepared. The according to police reports, the Suspects are men between the ages of 20 and 30 years, from “non-Western” countries. The investigation will continue in the coming days.

According to the German police, in the afternoon in Mainz arrested man is a 26-year-old Syrians. He was in the urgent suspicion of “preparing to commit a terrorist attack in the Netherlands involved”, as it is called. The Dutch justice had made a request for extradition to the German authorities , as “The Rhenish Palatinate”.

notify No domicile in Germany

Like the police, the Arrested does not have a residence in Germany, and is also not criminal law stepped in appearance. The apartment in which he was found, was in the course of the arrest, searched. Identifying a leader is the police in Rotterdam. The 26-Year-old will presented on Sunday to the judge.

The authorities in the Netherlands want to announce until the conclusion of the investigation, no further details, said a police spokesman. The investigators want to focus according to the figures, in the coming days to “determine the nature and extent of the terrorist threat”.

in September, the Dutch police had foiled a major attack. In the cities of Arnhem and Weert, seven Suspects were arrested to have planned an attack on a major event. In the apartments of the Suspects the investigators found large quantities of materials for making bombs, including a hundred kilograms of fertilizer.


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