The police in Hagen arrested a 16-year-old on Thursday. The young person is strongly suspected of having prepared a terrorist attack on a synagogue.
Hagen – After a large police operation at the synagogue in Hagen, there was an arrest, according to the North Rhine-Westphalian Interior Minister Herbert Reul (CDU). “A youth was arrested,” said Reul of the German Press Agency on Thursday in Cologne. The “Spiegel” previously reported that a 16-year-old Syrian is said to have prepared an explosives attack.
16-year-old Syrian in focus: was he planning a terrorist attack?
As the Spiegel reports, the 16-year-old Syrian is said to live with his father in an apartment. A foreign secret service had given the reference to the 16-year-old threat after he had behaved conspicuously on the Internet. The police have been searching the 16-year-old’s apartment since the morning hours.
Jewish holiday Yom Kippur – attack on synagogue in Hagen foiled?
The reason for the allegedly planned attack may have been the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, reports Der Spiegel. The public prosecutor’s office in Düsseldorf is conducting the further investigations. According to sz.de, it has become known from security circles that the Federal Prosecutor General has now also been turned on. (dpa / EB) * 24hamburg.de and Kreiszeitung.de are offers from IPPEN.MEDIA.