German suspected of planning violent act against state detained-prosecutors

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Posted: Feb 23, 2017 7:55 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - German prosecutors said on Thursday that a 26-year-old German man suspected of preparing an act of violent subversion against the state had been detained.

Prosecutors said the suspect, who is believed to be part of Salafist group, was suspected of intended murder and possessed chemicals that could be used to make explosives.

(Reporting by Michelle Martin and Madeline Chambers)