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Dortmund attacker planned stock scam

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 01:08

German police arrested a man on Friday who is suspected of planting explosives targeting the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund last week, the office of the German federal chief prosecutor said. It's thought that he planned the attack in order to make a profit from shares he had bought in the team. Saskia O'Donoghue reports

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A man suspected of trying to blow up a bus carrying German soccer team Borussia Dortmund could have been doing it to profit from stocks. That's the claim from prosecutors after police arrested a 28-year-old in this neighborhood in Southern Germany. He's a dual German and Russian national, identified only as Sergei V. Three bombs targeted Dortmund last week as the team headed to a Champions League match. Defender Marc Bartra was wounded. Prosecutors say Sergie V booked into the same hotel Dortmund players were staying at and bought thousands of Euros worth of shares which he planned to sell at a set price. Prosecutors say that if the shares had fallen significantly, due to the death or serious injury of players the suspect could have made a large profit. Police initially held a man with apparent Islamist ties after letters found near the site suggested militants had carried out the attack. But officials questioned the authenticity of the three documents. The suspect faces charges of attempted murder, inflicting serious bodily harm and causing an explosion.

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Dortmund attacker planned stock scam

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 01:08