Germany: Man arrested over bombing that wounded 10 migrants

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Posted: Feb 01, 2017 5:34 AM

BERLIN (AP) — German police have arrested a suspect in connection with a bombing at a train station 17 years ago in which 10 immigrants were wounded, six of them Jewish.

Police in the western city of Duesseldorf say the 50-year-old man, who wasn't named, was arrested in the nearby town of Ratingen.

In a statement, they said further details would be announced at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Following the explosion at the Duesseldorf-Wehrhahn train station in July 2000 suspicion quickly fell on far-right extremists, because those hurt were recent immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

The victims were on their way home from a German-language class at the time.

Among the seriously wounded was a pregnant 26-year-old woman from Ukraine who suffered a miscarriage.