US News Dortmund attack suspect 'had financial motive'

11:05  21 april  2017
11:05  21 april  2017 Source:   Sky News

Prosecutors: Man arrested over bombing of German soccer bus

  Prosecutors: Man arrested over bombing of German soccer bus BERLIN — A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen was arrested Friday in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that prosecutors alleged was motivated by financial greed. A Dortmund player and a policeman were injured in the triple blasts last week as the bus was heading to the team's stadium for a Champions League match against AS Monaco. Investigators found notes at the scene claiming responsibility in the name of Islamic extremists, but quickly doubted their authenticity.Federal prosecutors said the suspect, identified only as Sergej W.

Prosecutors said the suspect , identified only as Sergej W, was detained on Friday. He is believed to have carried out the attack for financial reasons and had speculated on Dortmund 's share value dropping after the bombing.

According to German prosecutors, 28-year-old Sergej W, who has dual German and Russian nationality, is not linked to any extremist groups. It is suspected that the motive was financial and Sergej speculated on Dortmund ’s share value dropping after the attack .

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of carrying out the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus last Tuesday.

Defender Marc Bartra, a Spain international, and a police officer were injured in the triple blasts as the players and coaching staff left a hotel ahead of a Champions League match in Germany.

Prosecutors said the suspect, identified only as Sergej W, was detained on Friday.

They allege he had a financial motive for the attack and had speculated on Dortmund's share value falling after the bombing.

Dortmund attack suspect 'was IS fighter'

  Dortmund attack suspect 'was IS fighter' A man detained by police over a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus is believed to have been an Islamic State fighter in Iraq.. German prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for the 26-year-old Iraqi who is being held in police custody.He was detained on Wednesday following raids on two apartments and is believed to have led a 10-strong commando unit involved in killings, kidnappings, smuggling and extortion.

Suspect is a German-Russian national who had hoped to profit from drop in team's share prices after attack . German police on Friday arrested the suspected perpetrator of a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund 's team bus, the public prosecutor's office said, indicating his motive was financial and not

DORTMUND , Germany — One suspect has been detained as a note left at the scene suggests a possible Islamic extremist motive for the attack on Borussia Dortmund ’s team bus, German prosecutors said Wednesday.

They said he had bought a large number of so-called "put" options which would have entitled him to sell 15,000 shares at a pre-determined price - resulting in a substantial profit if their value had fallen in the meantime.

"A significant share price drop could have been expected if a player had been seriously injured or even killed as a result of the attack," said prosecutors.

The 28-year-old, who has dual German and Russian citizenship, faces charges of attempted murder, causing an explosion and inflicting serious bodily harm.

Three identical letters were found at the scene, linking the attack to German involvement in the fight against Islamic State in Syria. But there were doubts over their authenticity.

A fourth letter posted online also claiming responsibility, which could have come from anti-fascists, was discounted by police too.

Dortmund attack: Far-right claims responsibility

  Dortmund attack: Far-right claims responsibility Prosecutors are investigating a third claim of responsibility for explosions that hit Borussia Dortmund's team bus, according to reports. Three bombs containing pieces of metal detonated minutes after the bus left the team's hotel for a Champions League match against Monaco.On Saturday, the Tagesspiegel newspaper reported it had received a claim of responsibility apparently from far-right groups, who were hit out at multi-culturalism and threatened another attack.

Islamist Motive Suspected in German Bomb Attack After | Heat Street - heatst.com. The piece of paper, a computer printout, was found at the scene of the attack against the Borussia Dortmund team. A bus holding the Champions League soccer team was hit by three The piece of paper has led

Berlin - German police on Friday arrested the suspected perpetrator of a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund 's team bus, the public prosecutor's office said, indicating his motive was financial and not terror-related. Anti-terror police working on behalf of the federal prosecutor's office " have arrested a

The explosives used in the 11 April attack contained metal pins - one of which buried itself into a headrest on the coach - and had a range of 100m.

Police believe the explosives which shattered the windows of the team bus may have been hidden in a hedge near the car park of the L'Arrivee Hotel and Spa on the outskirts of Dortmund.

The blasts happened around six miles from the Westfalenstadion, where the team had been due to face French side Monaco in a quarter-final first-leg tie.

The match was postponed for 24 hours and travelling fans were offered a place to stay for the night by Borussia Dortmund supporters on social media.


Dortmund attack: Police probing 'Islamist link' .
A letter left at the scene of the Borussia Dortmund team bus attack reportedly links it to German involvement in the fight against Islamic State in Syria. It also mentions the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack, according to Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, which was carried out by an IS-inspired terrorist.The letter, reportedly written in German, began: "In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful."The newspaper, quoting security sources, said detectives were looking into the possibility that Tuesday night's attack may have been carried out by Islamist militants.

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