Germany: German Police special forces have arrested a 21-year-old Syrian Muslim who was planning to carry out a chemical terror attack in Israel, German media reported on Friday.
The Syrian, who is said to have arrived via Libya with a fake passport and had previously been arrested for theft, was reportedly recruiting terrorists on behalf of ISIS, according to German newspaper Bild.
Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service received a tip from a foreign ally on the suspect and passed on the information to local authorities who began tapping his phone, the German BZ newspaper said. Police said he was also wanted for assault at the time of his arrest.
He was arrested next to a coffee shop in Berlin’s Neuköln borough by masked special forces officers armed with machine guns.
The news of the arrest comes two days after two people were arrested
in Copenhagen and charged with attempting to supply ISIS with drones.