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Police Probe Terror Motive After Tunisian Male Arrested Over 'Toxic Substances'

Police Probe Terror Motive After Tunisian Male Arrested Over 'Toxic Substances'

FRANKFURT AM MAIN (AFP) – German police have arrested a Tunisian man after discovering “toxic substances” at his flat in Cologne, officials said Wednesday, with prosecutors not ruling out a possible terror motive.

The man and his wife, whose nationality was not released, were detained late Tuesday night after officers raided their flat and came across “unknown substances” that are now being analysed by specialists, Cologne police said in a statement.

The 29-year-old Tunisian man is suspected of “handling toxic substances”, police said.

According to German broadcaster NTV the woman is a German national who recently converted to Islam.

According to DPA, investigators will now be probing whether the suspects were planning an attack.

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