The Frankfurt prosecutor's office sent a message on Thursday afternoon stating that a 17-year-old boy was arrested in Florstadt on 1 September for preparing a serious violent act that would jeopardize his state. The accusation: he had planned an Islamist attack in the Rhine-Main area with explosive explosives and was already preparing.
The newspaper "Bild" writes on the basis of his information, the 17-year-old had it apart on a target in Frankfurt. The Public Prosecutor of the WZ did not want to confirm this. »Bild« continues: the adolescent, considered mentally unstable, wanted to use a chemical bomb to blow up a gay bar or a mosque. According to researchers, he said he was raped by several men three weeks ago. So his motive was revenge. However, this does not coincide with the assessment of the public prosecutor, which is based on an Islamic motive.
Plot planned in the Rhine-Main area: rumors go round
The authority provided this information: the 17-year-old would have received instructions for the construction of an explosive. Moreover, he had tried to buy chemicals via an internet mail order, with which he could produce the explosive triacetone triperoxide (TATP). During the search the suspect found small quantities of chemicals that were used as components to make an explosive device. But they would not have been enough to build an explosive device.
The 17-year-old admitted to have planned an attack. He is in custody. The officials came to the young man through a note from the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution on the job. He was arrested near his parents' house by special units of the national detective agency, who also took over the further investigation.
Planned stop in Rhein-Main area: armed men with storm masks
"I thought it was war, it was invaded," a neighbor describes the access to the special units on Saturday a week ago. It must have been around 2.30 pm when the mission started in Kirchgasse in Nieder-Florstadt. When she was about to make coffee, she saw six to eight armed men with a storm mask, a crash helmet and a protective vest marching on the street. & # 39;
The house search, which lasted until about 17 hours, was quiet, the neighbors agree. "There are many people in and out of the house, but there was no stress and no hurry," says a man. There were also two police dogs on the site, as well as forensic investigation, the garage was searched. There was an arrest, it was mentioned later. But what happened exactly and above all nobody knew it.
Planned stop in the Rhine-Main area: radicalization on the internet
The 17-year-old lived together with his parents and two brothers and sisters in the house for years. Father and mother go to work, neither the mother nor the sister wear a headscarf. "I was completely surprised", a woman describes her reaction to the entrance. Then came the rumor that the young man had gone over to the Salafists & # 39; But none of the neighbors could imagine that. "With the best will not," says one of them. When describing the Turkish family they only choose positive words like & # 39; Cosmopolitan & # 39 ;, & # 39; Sweet & # 39 ;, & # 39; Kind & # 39 ;, & # 39; Polite & # 39 ;, & # 39; friendly & # 39 ;, & # 39; open-minded & # 39 ;, & # 39; quite normal & # 39; There were no signs of radicalization for her. The teenager, who has both German and Turkish nationality, has radicalized the internet, the prosecutor said.
"Florstadt is unfortunately not an island", said Mayor Herbert Unger, "although it is of course afraid that events that would otherwise only be known to television should be registered here on the flat land." As mayor he thanked the safety authorities: Because of their research, a stop could probably be thwarted.
During the weekend, the WZ editors received an indication that there had been a SEK mission in Nieder-Florstadt in Kirchgasse in recent days. They blaspheme in the village about the "lying press" because we had not reported. A question to the police in Friedberg on Monday morning showed that the national criminal investigation office would probably say something against employment. It took almost two days before the press service let us know that the public prosecutor's office in Frankfurt was the right address. After we sent the request there, the same day came the answer, then you will contact us tomorrow. That was also the case: the authority sent a press release, the content of which not only shocked Florstadt. The prosecutor of the prosecutor told the German press agency that the arrest, which had just been announced, was due to tactical reasons. (Dab)