German authorities were under pressure Thursday to explain how a Syrian suspect detained over a bomb plot could have committed suicide in jail, seriously hampering investigations into the alleged planned attack. The death in custody marks a second official "fiasco" after police commandos earlier botched the arrest of Jaber al-Bakr, sparking a nationwide weekend-long manhunt that only ended when the suspect's compatriots captured and handed him in to officers.
The authorities received a tip that the man, a Syrian, was planning an attack later this month, intensifying fears about Islamic extremism and migrants.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in connection with an investigation into a 24-year-old Syrian refugee detained on Friday after authorities were tipped off that he was planning a possible Islamist-mot...
A 22-year-old Syrian man suspected of planning an Islamic extremist bombing attack committed suicide in his prison cell.
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Syrian migrant suspected of planning a bomb attack on a Berlin airport has committed suicide in policy custody, Spiegel Online reported on Wednesday, citing judicial sources.