Police foil Berlin Half Marathon attack

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  •  Planned attack on Berlin Half Marathon stopped by police counter terrorist unit.
  • 6 suspects arrested.
  • Suspects male between the ages of 18-21.
  • Suspect houses were searched in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and Neukoelln districts.
  • One of the suspects is a known associate of Anis Amri who drove into a crowd in Berlin in 2016 killing 12 people, stated he “wanted to avenge the death of Anri”.
  • Explosives found at one of the suspects homes and another was in possession of sharpened knives.
  • The plan seems to have been to use the knives on the marathon runners, unclear as to if the use of explosives was planned for this attack.

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/08/german-police-arrest-man-suspected-terror-plot-berlin-half-marathon/

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/german-police-detain-six-in-foiled-plot-to-attack-berlin-marathon-1.3454853