Prosecutor: Tunisian allegedly made ricin for German attack

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By: AP | Berlin |
Published: June 14, 2018 9:51:12 pm


Authorities are still investigating exactly how the suspect planned to use the toxin, but said he was working on a “biological weapon” attack in Germany. (AP/File/Representational Photo)

A 29-year-old man is suspected of planning an Islamic extremist plot to carry out an attack in Germany using the deadly toxin ricin, which was thwarted by authorities who raided his Cologne apartment, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Sief Allah H., a Tunisian whose last name wasn’t given in line with German privacy laws, was taken into custody Tuesday during the raid on his apartment, and formally arrested Wednesday after a judge reviewed the evidence.

Authorities are still investigating exactly how the suspect planned to use the toxin, but said he was working on a “biological weapon” attack in…

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