Sunday 23 July 2017

Man (28) arrested on suspicion of carrying out Borussia Dortmund football team bus bomb attack

Police officers stand in front of Dortmund's damaged team bus after explosions which injured two people (AP)
Police officers stand in front of Dortmund's damaged team bus after explosions which injured two people (AP)
Dortmund's team bus was damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarter-final match. (AP/Martin Meissner)
The team bus of German Bundesliga soccer club is escorted by police officers as it arrives at the Louis stadium before the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Monaco and Dortmund in Monaco
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A 28-year-old German-Russian man has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out the bomb attack against a bus carrying members of the Borussia Dortmund football team, prosecutors said.

A Dortmund player and a policeman were injured in the triple blasts last Tuesday as the bus was heading to the stadium for a match against AS Monaco.

Investigators found notes at the scene claiming responsibility in the name of Islamic extremists, but quickly doubted their authenticity.

Federal prosecutors said in a statement that the suspect, identified only as Sergej W, was arrested on Friday in the Tuebingen area.

They say the man is suspected of having acted for financial reasons and had speculated on Dortmund's share value dropping after the attack.

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