Authorities in Austria have mentioned they stopped a possible assault on Vienna’s Satisfaction parade by three younger Islamic State sympathisers.
The suspects, aged 14, 17 and 20, had been arrested firstly of Saturday’s occasion, which is attended by round 300,000 folks, broadcaster ORF reported.
The intelligence service stored the suspects beneath “fixed management” after receiving superior information of the alleged plans.
Varied items of proof, together with weapons, had been uncovered throughout home searches on Saturday earlier than the arrest of the trio was ordered by the St Poelten public prosecutor’s workplace.
All three suspects, whose identities weren’t revealed, had been Austrian residents of Bosnian and Chechen origin. Considered one of which was already recognized to police.
Omar Haijawi-Pirchner, head of Austria’s home intelligence service, mentioned that they had all radicalised on-line and sympathised with the Islamic State group.
Organisers had been solely knowledgeable in regards to the occasions on Sunday and didn’t need to create panic amongst individuals.
“[There was] no hazard for the individuals of the parade at any time,” Mr Haijawi-Pirchner mentioned.