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18-year-old citizen of Austria detained on suspicion of preparing terrorist act
18:20, 21 January 2017
18-year-old citizen of Austria detained on suspicion of preparing terrorist act

According to security officials, he planned to commit a terrorist attack in the second half of January

18:20, 21 January 2017

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Vienna Police arrested 18-year-old Austrian citizen on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack, according to Deutche Welle.

As the publication informs, 18-year-old suspect was detained on Friday afternoon, 20 January, at his home in Vienna, by the special forces unit.

"The arrested is a member of the Albanian Islamic group that sympathizes with Islamic State terrorist organization. The suspect in the preparation of a terrorist act, has allegedly bought the explosives in Germany and was intended to organize an explosion in the second half of January, " said the publication.

As the Minister of Internal Affairs of Austria Wolfgang Sobotka said, the 18-year-old Austrian citizen has emigrant roots. "Today's event shows that Austria is not an island of blissful", he said, reports Deitche Welle.

At the same time Wolfgang Sobotka urged residents to be careful when walking in crowded places and asked them to inform on suspicious objects that lie abandoned in public places.

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