Germany on alert as police hunt for bomb plot suspect
German police were last night searching for a man suspected of planning a bomb attack after a raid on his apartment in the eastern city of Chemnitz turned up nothing, authorities said yesterday. Police raided the property after receiving information from Germany’s domestic intelligence agency on Friday night about the alleged attack plans, Saxony police spokesman Tom Bernhardt said. Neighbours reported hearing an explosion, but that was the police assault team blowing open the apartment’s door, police spokeswoman Kathlen Zink said. She said police found nobody in the apartment, that that they are now searching for the suspect. She refused to provide details about the suspect. “The investigation is continuing,” she said. Germany has been on edge since two attacks this summer claimed by ISIS in which multiple people were injured and both assailants died. Two other attacks, including a deadly mall shooting in Munich, have also contributed to fears.
RAID: Police outside the apartment