Fears of crossbow terror attacks in Germany after weapon found in jihadist’s apartment

A suspected jihadist is being held in Germany after he was witnessed buying a powerful crossbow capable of firing a bolt at almost 500 feet a second.

A police search of his apartment found propaganda and terror manuals from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil), as well as evidence he had been preparing to make explosives.

The incident has raised concerns that extremists may turn to crossbows as a potential terror weapon.