Offbeat Prosecutor: Tunisian allegedly made ricin for German attack

13:41  14 june  2018
13:41  14 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Men allegedly discussed making 10 pounds of ricin , dispersing in Atlanta. (CBS/AP) Four suspected members of a Georgia militia were arrested by federal agents Tuesday for plotting to use a poison, ricin , to attack federal law officers.

The federal prosecutor 's office, which handles terror-related cases in Germany , has opened a probe against the Tunisian on suspicion of The suspect had bought several components that could be used to build a bomb, as well as "a thousand seeds from a plant that can be used to make ricin ", it wrote.

In this Tuesday June 12, 2018 photo, German police officers in protective gear leave an apartment building during an operation in Cologne, Germany. German police are searching the apartment of a 29-year-old Tunisian man who is accused of keeping toxic substances in his home. (David Young/dpa via AP) © The Associated Press In this Tuesday June 12, 2018 photo, German police officers in protective gear leave an apartment building during an operation in Cologne, Germany. German police are searching the apartment of a 29-year-old Tunisian man who is accused of keeping toxic substances in his home. (David Young/dpa via AP)

BERLIN — German prosecutors say they've thwarted an Islamic extremist plot to launch an attack with the deadly toxin ricin.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday a 29-year-old Tunisian, identified only as Sief Allah H., who was arrested Wednesday, started procuring material online including seeds needed for the creation of ricin in mid-May.

They say he succeeded in creating the toxin this month and investigators found it in a search of his Cologne apartment.

They're still investigating exactly how the suspect planned to use the toxin, but said he was working on an attack in Germany.

Prosecutors say they currently have no evidence of a connection with any extremist organization.

They didn't immediately comment on a Bild newspaper report that American intelligence tipped off German investigators.

German president worries about 'irreparable damage' to U.S. ties .
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed concern on Tuesday that Europe's relations with the United States could suffer irreparable damage, and urged Washington not to view the world as a boxing ring "in which everyone fights everyone".His comments follow President Donald Trump's decision to impose import tariffs on metals from the European Union and his criticism of Germany's political leadership.

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