A major arrest has been made of an Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist by German officials. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry in Mainz said there was a plan to launch a massive attack during the opening weekend of the Bundesliga soccer season.
German police have arrested a suspected high-ranking ISIS member believed to have been planning a terror attack on a Bundesliga football match.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry in Mainz confirmed a 24-year-old asylum seeker was arrested in Mutterstadt, Rheinland-Pfalz this afternoon.
Local media report the spokesman as saying the individual was “high-ranking representative of the militant terror group IS.”
German newspaper Bild reports initial information suggests the man is suspected of planning an attack on a stadium on the first day of the football season in Germany.
Germany Has Arrested Suspected High-ranking Islamic State Militant – Bild Newspaper, Citing State Official
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Officials made the arrest after a prison inmate from the western city of Gelsenkirchen shared the tip.
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