After the attacks, with tensioned steel cables on railway lines in Bavaria and Berlin, the police in Vienna have arrested a 42-year-old Iraqis under suspicion of terrorist activities. The man who lives in Vienna, sympathized apparently with the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS).
the General Prosecutor's offices in Munich and Berlin, as well as the police President of Berlin and the Bavarian state office of criminal investigation announced on Wednesday. The Vienna public Prosecutor's office, said that the man standing in the urgent suspicion to have in October and December in Germany of possible terrorist attacks on railway lines. Only due to a technical error, it had not been for the planned killing of people.
"In the scene of the crime is close to discovery of documents in the Arabic language, as well as a flag of the so-called Islamic state to justify a terrorist suspicion," said the authority. The Accused to show in relation to the actions of a confession, the best ride but a terrorist Background.
steel cable between the overhead line masts
Specifically, it deals with two cases: On 7. October had been fixed on the ICE line between Nuremberg and Munich for all the mountain is a steel rope between the upper pylons.
in Addition, were reinforced with metal wood parts applied to the wedges on the tracks, in order to bring a moving train to Derail, investigators said. A ICE had run over the obstacles, but was only slightly damaged.
The police of Berlin had at 24. and 25. December of a similar intervention on a railway track in Karlshorst reported in the upper line of damage was found. A train had been damaged, no one was hurt.
here, Too, investigators found in the crime scene vicinity documents in the Arabic language, as well as a flag of the IS. On this railway line is a Regional - and EC-trains.
investigations into backgrounds
The arrest was made on Monday, is currently the man in Vienna will be heard by German investigators. Against him, arrest warrants issued by the Vienna public Prosecutor's office for suspicion of terrorist offences of attempted murder and serious damage to property, membership in a terrorist organization and the crimes of the criminal organization.
the Munich district court has issued a warrant, on suspicion of attempted murder in coincidence with dangerous intervention in the railway transport and the attempted disruption of public enterprises.
Bavaria's interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said relieved about the arrest. The investigations were now conducted with high pressure to the background to clarify. This concerns, in particular, a possible reference to the actions of the Islamic state and the question of whether it could have been the men behind. (Dec/sda)
Created: 27.03.2019, 14:45 PM