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German far-right terror suspect arrested in Poland

Man referred to as Jurgen K charged with possession of arms and explosives without permit

Illustrative photo of police officers in Warsaw, Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Illustrative photo of police officers in Warsaw, Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

A German man suspected of belonging to a far-right terror group has been arrested in Poland with 1.2 kilograms (2.6 pounds) of explosives in his possession, Poland’s PAP news agency reported on Thursday.

The man, referred to only as “Jurgen K,” was arrested last week in northern Poland and had published his extremist views on social media, PAP quoted the security services as saying.

Stanislaw Zaryn, a spokesman for the ministry responsible for the security services, said the German man is accused of belonging to “an organized criminal group of a terrorist nature.”

PAP quoted prosecutors as saying that a search of Jurgen K’s place of work found two TNT cubes weighing 1.2 kilograms (2.6 pounds) and ammunition.

The man has been charged with possession of arms and explosives without a permit and has been placed in preventive detention for three months.

The man faces up to eight years in prison.

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