Terror suspect found dead in German cell

The Syrian terror suspect Jabr al-Bakr is found dead in his cell Wednesday in Leipzig.

The German press agency DPA Wednesday evening that has been told. Bild reported earlier that the 22-year-old refugee had hanged himself in prison. How he has been under heavy surveillance for each other, is still unclear. Al-Bakr would have ties to Islamic State. He was arrested Sunday night thanks to the help of some compatriots with whom he had sought shelter and that he accused of complicity. In his own home in Chemnitz was Saturday after a RAID one and a half kilos of explosive found, presumably to commit an attack on an airport in Berlin. The internal security service (BfV) has sufficient evidence.

Preparing for the Act of violence was well advanced. Who had to take place within a few days. That says the BfV-Director Hans-Georg Maaßen Thursday in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. According to the Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière is al-Bakr in 2015 registered and checked his antecedents. "Without a hit. It is also not certain when or where he is radicalized. "

The transmitter MDR revealed that al-Bakr, which was not very religious, last autumn has been in Turkey and also has spent some time in the Syrian city of Idlib. After returning to Saxony he was according to people who knew him changed.

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