Police 'find Isis paraphernalia' at terror suspect's home

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Police 'find Isis paraphernalia' at terror suspect's home
Police in Eisenhüttenstadt. Photo: DPA.

Authorities are investigating whether a German man arrested over terror suspicions is connected to Isis, after they found multiple items at his home glorifying the terror group.


Special police forces have been searching the apartment of a 27-year-old man arrested on Wednesday over a suspected bomb plot in Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg.

Investigators said that they discovered “only small amounts of pyrotechnic products” and that “there is also evidence of a possible closeness to Isis”.

But police said that they did not find evidence of a planned attack and that the man seemed “not mentally stable”.

The man is reportedly a German citizen and witnesses said that he “had converted to Islam”.

A police chief told Bild tabloid newspaper that officers had found seven posters with Isis symbols, an airsoft Kalashnikov gun, a camouflage suit, a protective vest, a gas mask, 37 “partly banned” firecrackers with black powder and cannabis.

But a concrete connection to Isis has not been found.

Brandenburg’s Minister President Dietmar Woidke had said previously that the arrest had been made over a suspected “planned terrorist act” with a possible Islamist background, but the investigation would clarify the situation.

Prior reports that the man had been planning an attack aimed at a town festival at the end of August could also not be confirmed.



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