Iraqi ‘Islamist’ is arrested over Dortmund coach bombing
An ‘Islamist’ suspect has been arrested in connection with the pipe bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus as authorities say they are treating it as a ‘terrorist attack’.
German police searched properties belonging to ‘two suspects from the Islamist spectrum’ on Wednesday and arrested a 25-year-old Iraqi man from Wuppertal – not far from Dortmund – meaning another man is still on the loose.
The explosive devices used in the attack contained metal pins, one of which was found buried in a headrest on the vehicle, according to Frauke Koehler, a spokeswoman for federal prosecutors.
Ms Koehler said it was lucky ‘that nothing worse happened’, adding that investigators are still working to determine how the devices were detonated and what substance was used.
The second suspect is a German, aged 28, from Froenderburg, near Unna, also in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.