18-yr-old suspected of plotting terror attack arrested in Austria
An unidentified 18-year-old suspect believed to be neck deep in plotting terror attacks has been arrested in the European city of Vienna, the capital of Austria.
According to Austria’s Interior minister, a potential “terror attack” in Vienna has been averted with the arrest of the 18-year-old suspect who is planning deadly bomb attacks in the city.
“Our police forces managed in quick time to arrest a suspect and so prevent a potential terror attack in the federal capital Vienna,” Austria’s interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka said on Friday, shortly after police in the capital announced the arrest.
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“The suspect is an Austrian citizen with a migration background who is 18 years old,” Sobotka told a news conference. He said that possible indications that he may be an Islamic extremist were being looked into.
“There are individual indications (of extremism) that we have to investigate. There is one contact that is pretty clear and there are several indications that will be looked at intensively,” Sobotka said.
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