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Germany arrests an Iranian suspected of preparing an act of “serious violence”

Germany’s policy arrests an Iranian on suspicion of preparing an act of “serious violence” Updated Sunday 8/1/2023 10:46 AM Abu Dhabi time German authorities arrested, on Sunday, an Iranian, in the west of the country, on suspicion that he was preparing an attack using cyanide and ricin. The Munster police and the Dusseldorf public prosecutor’s office said, in a joint statement, that his residence in Castrop-Rauxel (North Rhine-Westphalia) was raided in search of possible “toxic materials” intended to carry out an attack. German investigators indicated that the Iranian “is suspected of preparing a serious act of violence that threatens state security by supplying cyanide and ricin with the aim of committing an attack,” adding that another person was arrested during the operation. Local warningsWhile the prosecution in Germany said that the main suspect is supposed to appear in the coming days before the investigating judge, the daily “Bild” newspaper said that the German authorities had received a warning from a foreign intelligence service a few days ago about the threat of a “chemical bomb” attack. Germany has been subjected to several attacks in recent years, including a truck attack on a Christmas market in December 2016 that left 13 dead.

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