Germany: Iranian arrested, suspected of chemical attack plot

BERLIN — A 32-year-old Iranian man has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning a deadly chemical attack, officials said Sunday.

Police and prosecutors said the man and another person were detained overnight in the town of Castrop-Rauxel, northwest of Dortmund.

In a joint statement, they said the man was suspected of planning a serious attack fueled by Islamic extremism, for which he allegedly obtained the powerful poison cyanide and ricin.


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