Germany: 15-year-old suspected of planning rampage arrested

2016-07-27 20:58


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Berlin - German authorities say they've arrested a 15-year-old boy whom they suspect of having planned a rampage and also believe was in contact with a teenager who killed nine people in Munich last week.

Prosecutors and police in Ludwigsburg say the boy was arrested on Monday night and sent to a psychiatric facility. A witness said he came across an online chat between the suspect and the Munich shooter, who killed himself amid his July 22 attack.

Officials say there's no suspicion the 15-year-old knew of plans for the Munich attack.

Authorities say the 15-year-old published photos pointing to a possible rampage. They also found bullets, knives, escape plans for his school, chemicals and bomb-making instructions at his home.

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