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Germans arrest suspected neo-Nazi

2011-12-11 14:10

Berlin - German authorities say they have arrested a 36-year-old man suspected of supporting a neo-Nazi group linked to a series of killings of immigrants and of a policewoman.

Federal prosecutors said the man, identified only as Matthias D. in keeping with privacy laws, was arrested early on Sunday in his home in the eastern German state of Saxony.

Prosecutors suspect him of helping the members of the Nationalist Socialist Underground group by renting apartments for its three members to help them live anonymously.

Police have been rounding up people believed to be connected with the group since founders Uwe Boehnhardt, 34, and Uwe Mundlos, 38, died in an apparent murder-suicide last month. A third suspected member, 36-year-old Beate Zschaepe, turned herself in shortly afterward.