Another New Year’s Eve Attack Plot Foiled in Germany
Suspect Planned to Target Cologne Cathedral on New Year’s Eve
German authorities have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack on New Year’s Eve in Cologne.
The suspect, identified only as Nidal B., was arrested in the western city of Dortmund on Tuesday, according to German federal prosecutors.
Prosecutors allege that Nidal B. was planning to attack the Cologne Cathedral with a firearm or explosive device on New Year’s Eve.
The suspect was under surveillance by German police for several months.
Police found evidence of the suspect’s plans during a search of his apartment in Dortmund.
Nidal B. is expected to appear in court in the coming days.
He faces charges of planning a terrorist attack and possession of weapons.
The arrest comes as Germany remains on high alert for potential terrorist attacks.
In recent years, Germany has experienced several high-profile terrorist attacks, including the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack and the 2017 Dortmund soccer team bombing.