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Syrian bomb plot suspect to be kept in German jail

Police officers guard in front of the federal court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. They are are supposed to accompany a terror suspect from Syria who will appear before the court after being arrested in Schwerin, Germany, Oct. 31, 2017. White lines caused by bars of a fence. (Uli Deck/dpa via AP)
November 01, 2017 - 7:31 AM

BERLIN - A judge has ordered a 19-year-old Syrian migrant suspected of plotting a bomb attack in Germany kept in custody pending a possible indictment.

The man, identified only as Yamen A. in line with German privacy rules, was arrested Tuesday in the northeastern city of Schwerin. Prosecutors said he was brought before a judge at a closed-doors hearing Wednesday and ordered held on suspicion of preparing a serious act of violence.

Authorities say he had procured chemicals used to make the explosive TATP and other bomb-making materials usually used to build a remote-controlled bomb. They see no evidence that he was a member of a terror group.

Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sonja Kock said Wednesday the suspect sought asylum in September 2015. He was granted a three-year residence permit in April 2016.

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