Status: 29.11.2023, 16:38 PM
A hand holds handcuffs in front of a police patrol car. © David Inderlied/dpa/Illustration
In order to thwart a possible Islamist terrorist attack, police in North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg have arrested two teenagers. According to security sources on Wednesday, the 15-year-old main suspect and a 16-year-old are said to have exchanged views on the intention to carry out an attack on alleged "infidels".
Düsseldorf/Berlin - The 15-year-old from North Rhine-Westphalia has mentioned a synagogue and a Christmas market as possible destinations. The suspicion was first reported by WDR.
The seriousness of the plans and the question of whether the 15-year-old might only have wanted to make himself important in his communication with other suspected Islamists remained open for the time being. However, since the main suspect recently gave a specific date and a public place, the police intervened on Tuesday to be on the safe side. Dpa