- Title: Chemnitz train station reopens as bomb plot suspect still at large
- Date: 8th October 2016
- Summary: CHEMNITZ, GERMANY (OCTOBER 8, 2016) (REUTERS) BUS DRIVING ALONG STREET OUTSIDE TRAIN STATION EXTERIOR OF CHEMNITZ TRAIN STATION SIGN READING (German): "CENTRAL STATION" PERSON STANDING NEAR TRAIN STATION ENTRANCE SIGNS INDICATING DIRECTION FOR PLATFORMS INSIDE TRAIN STATION PEOPLE WALKING INSIDE TRAIN STATION EXTERIOR OF TRAIN STATION / RAIL TRACKS RAIL TRACKS ON SIDE OF STATION POLICE VEHICLES PARKED NEAR TRACKS TRAIN PASSING BY EXTERIOR OF TRAIN STATION
- Embargoed: 23rd October 2016 21:34
- Keywords: Germany Chemnitz train station planned bomb attack suspect manhunt
- Location: CHEMNITZ, GERMANY
- City: CHEMNITZ, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001535A6H3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The main train station in the eastern German city of Chemnitz reopened on Saturday night (October 8) after being partially closed when police found explosives in an apartment while looking for a man suspected of planning a bomb attack.
German police were still hunting for a Syrian-born man, Jaber Albakr, who was last seen in the city wearing a black hooded top with a bright pattern on the front.
Tom Bernhardt, spokesman for the Saxony state criminal investigation office, said two people were detained in Chemnitz who were known to Albakr, after being arrested at the train station.
Another person was detained after being found in the neighbourhood of in the Fritz-Heckert.
Bernhardt said police did not immediately find the several hundred grammes of explosives when searching the apartment as they were well hidden.
The police deployment followed a tip-off from the domestic intelligence service, though the "where, when, how and why" of the planned attack remained unclear, said Bernhardt.
Police asked local residents to remain indoors and began evacuating more people after discovering the explosives. Bernhardt said it was unclear how many suspects might be involved.
In late July, Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on a train near Wuerzburg and at a music festival in Ansbach which wounded 20 people.
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