Berlin mailbox bombing suspect arrested
AFP/DDP/DPA/The Local · 7 Dec 2008, 09:48
Published: 07 Dec 2008 09:48 GMT+01:00
Heinrich-Heine Strasse, a major street in central Berlin, was closed for several hours Saturday night and Sunday morning as explosives experts used a robot to defuse the device.
The find was in connection with the Saturday evening arrest of 32 year-old Peter John, a suspect in a November 26th bombing attack in Berlin that seriously injured his 12 year-old niece. John was allegedly involved in a long-running family dispute. The bomb was placed in the family's mailbox.
Berlin police offered a €10,000 reward earlier in the week for information leading to John’s arrest, calling him “extremely dangerous.”
In addition to the attack November 26th attack, the girl’s father discovered a bomb atop his vehicle, which failed to explode. Police also found a bomb in John’s red BMW.