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Special police forces arrested a man they suspect was responsible for the attack on BVB Dortmund’s team bus last week, according to reports on Friday in Germany’s “Bild” and “Süddeutsche Zeitung” newspapers, Spiegel Online as well as NDR and WDR public broadcasters.

Germany’s Federal Criminal Police confirmed the arrest later on Friday.

The suspect, identified by the media as Sergej W., was reportedly staying the team’s hotel on the day of the attack in a room that provided a view of the street where the explosion that injured one player. Arrested near the southwestern German city of Tübingen, authorities began investigating the man late last week for 20 counts of attempted murder.


Rather than ties international terrorism, greed is thought to have played a role in the attack. The suspect allegedly bought options to short sell 15,000 shares of BVB stock for 78,000 euros ($83,600), according to “Bild.” He would have profited from the transaction if the price for shares of the team fell.

On April 11, there were three explosions in the attack that took place near the BVB Dortmund team bus as the squad traveled to a Champions League match against AS Monaco. Dortmund player Marc Bartra and a police officer were injured in the blasts.

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Date de parution : 21 April 2017 | 4:41 am