German detained for serious crime plot against G20 summit

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-03 22:45:41|Editor: MJ
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BERLIN, July 3 (Xinhua) -- A 30-year-old German living in Rostock is believed to have been plotting to commit serious crimes in connection with the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg, Hamburg police authorities said on Sunday on its Twitter account.

A search of the suspect's apartment by Rostock police and officers of the Hamburg State criminal police office led to the discovery of an "extensive" weapons arsenal thought to be stored for the purpose of committing violent acts.

The weapons are, among other things, knives, a baseball bat, batons, legal as well as forbidden pyrotechnics, bottles and cans filled with presumably flammable liquid, gas masks and numerous containers with unknown powder or chemicals.

An analysis of the chemicals and their possible applications is currently underway.

Criminal proceedings have been initiated against the suspect for violating the law on weapons and explosives.

Authorities said they were investigating whether the suspect could also be charged with forming a criminal organization.