Germany: Turkish couple suspected in attack plan had extremist video
BERLIN - Associated Press
A German police officer secures evidence in front of an apartment in Oberursel, Germany, April 30, 2015. Chief of police for western Hesse state Stefan Müller said authorities found a pipe bomb, 100 rounds of ammunition, parts of an assault rifle and a chemical that can be used to build a bomb during a raid overnight in the town of Oberursel. AP Photo/Michael ProbstGerman authorities say they found violent Islamic extremist videos on a computer belong to a couple suspected of preparing an attack on a cycling race.
Udo Bühler, a spokesman for the criminal police office in Hesse state, declined to give details of the videos found at the home of the couple in Oberursel, near Frankfurt.
The couple, who haven’t been identified, were arrested April 30. Police seized a cache of weapons, including a pipe bomb and chemicals that can be used to make explosives. Officials believe they may have planned to target a professional cycling race in the area on May 1 - the race was canceled.
Bühler said May 2 that investigators are still going through evidence and working to determine whether the Turkish-German man and his Turkish wife had any accomplices.