Prosecutors say a person with a earlier conviction for membership within the Islamic State group has been detained in Germany and is being investigated on suspicion of conspiring to commit homicide
ByThe Related Press
October 25, 2023, 5:12 AM
BERLIN — A person with a earlier conviction for membership within the Islamic State group has been detained in Germany and is below investigation on suspicion of conspiring to commit homicide, prosecutors mentioned Wednesday.
The 29-year-old, whose identification wasn’t launched consistent with German privateness guidelines, was detained Tuesday at his residence within the western metropolis of Duisburg.
Prosecutors in Duesseldorf mentioned there have been indications the suspect “might have been involved with an individual resident overseas in a criminally related means.” They didn’t elaborate.
Neither they nor police addressed German media reviews, which named no sources, that investigators suspect the person might have meant to assault a pro-Israel demonstration, presumably utilizing a truck.
Prosecutors mentioned the Duesseldorf state court docket in 2017 gave the person a five-year sentence below juvenile regulation for membership in IS and different offenses, which he served.