Cologne explosives suspect says he only wanted to make drugs

January 27, 2016 12:42 PM

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BERLIN A man questioned by police in the German city of Cologne on suspicion of buying chemicals to make explosives said he only wanted to produce drugs, police said on Wednesday.

Police launched a manhunt for a 45-50-year-old man of "Middle Eastern" appearance on Tuesday after he was recorded on a surveillance video buying chemicals in a DIY store in Pulheim, a town close to Cologne.

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