Police in the northern German city of Hamburg announced today, Friday, the arrest of a suspected extremist who was planning to carry out an attack.
This came after information from the Hamburg-based newspaper Der Spiegel reported that a 20-year-old German-Moroccan man was detained last August after trying to buy a weapon and a hand grenade online.
She also explained that the police found in the man’s possession chemicals that could be used to make explosives.
While the police have not yet confirmed the details of the report, saying only that they arrested the young man for violating gun control laws.
And the city of Bavaria witnessed early last month (November 2021) a knife attack on a train that wounded a number of people, but the police later ruled out the terrorist hypothesis.
It is noteworthy that the country witnessed in December 2016 in the center of Berlin, the most violent terrorist attack, killing 12 people, and it was claimed at the time by ISIS, and since then the authorities have thwarted dozens of terrorist attacks.
Last year (November 2020), the Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor Peter Frank warned that “Germany and Western Europe are still in the crosshairs of extremists.”