Ger­man po­lice hunt sus­pect in alleged bomb plot; 1 in cus­tody

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BERLIN — Ger­man po­lice searched na­tion­wide Sun­day for a 22-year-old Syr­ian man be­lieved to have been pre­par­ing a bomb­ing at­tack, who slipped through their fin­gers as they were clos­ing in on him, and were ques­tion­ing a sec­ond Syr­ian man on sus­pi­cion he was in­volved in the plot.

The man in cus­tody was one of three ap­pre­hended in the eastern city of Chem­nitz on Sat­ur­day. He was rent­ing the apart­ment that po­lice raided in their search for the main sus­pect, Jaber Albakr from the Da­m­as­cus area of Syria, a Sax­ony po­lice spokesman said. The other two men have been re­leased, he said.

Po­lice also con­firmed re­ports that Albakr had come to Ger­many in the flood of 890,000 mi­grants whoen­tered the coun­try in 2015 and had been granted asy­lum.

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