New details have emerged that German security agents arrested a Moroccan migrant hours before he planned to carry out an attack outside the Russian embassy in Berlin.
Moroccan immigrant, identified as 24-year-old Mohammed B.H., has remained in police custody since Saturday after his alleged terrorist plans were foiled by a special police task force in the final hours leading up to the impending attack.
According to Breitbart, Mohammed had caught the attention of intelligence officials after posting about his plans on social media under several different aliases.
Die Welt, a German media outlet, reported that the suspect intended to infiltrate a protest that was scheduled to take place outside the Russian embassy during the second weekend of April, and then carry out this attack from that location.
In the early hours of the morning on the day he planned to launch his attack, an elite SEK police special forces unit conducted a raid at a migrant camp in Borsdorf where Mohammed lived.
According to Breitbart, the suspect attempted to escape authorities before being arrested and charged.
While Mohammed’s intentions for the attack are still being investigated, the suspect had been linked with the evacuation of a German college in February over concerns that he entered the facility and told students he had a bomb inside his backpack.
Other reports that circulated last week alleged his motivation behind the potential attack would have come as revenge for Russia’s support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
Reports that morocan “Refugee” in Germany wanted\dreamed to attack the russian embassy in Berlin. https://t.co/LeQgUZvPcu
— Pedro Rodriguez (@pedroparralc) April 14, 2017
German SWAT team arrests Moroccan asylum seeker who boasted about plans to attack Russian embassy in Berlin https://t.co/RHDcmz8WZM
— Terror Threat (@TerrorThreatTM) April 17, 2017
— Rus to En Fr Es News (@Rus_Eng_News) April 15, 2017
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