German police arrest Syrian bomb plot suspect

October 10, 2016 12:21 PM

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German police arrest Syrian bomb plot suspect

LEIPZIG: German police Monday arrested a Syrian man suspected of plotting a jihadist bomb attack after a two-day manhunt, in a case that has sparked fresh calls for greater checks on asylum seekers.

Authorities tightened security at airports and train stations after JaberAlbakr, 22, slipped through the police net Saturday when they raided his apartment and found several hundred grams of "an explosive substance more dangerous than TNT".

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