A 31-year-old Russian man was arrested in Berlin on Wednesday on suspicion of planning a terrorist bombing, according to authorities.
Investigators raided the home of the man, identified only as Magomed-Ali C, in line with German privacy laws, to look for explosive materials.
Federal prosecutors suspect him of plotting a serious act of violence in Germany, and say he collected a considerable amount of the dangerous explosive TATP in his home in October 2016.
Magomed-Ali C's arrest was preceded by investigations by French law enforcement authorities into a man named Clement B, who was arrested in April 2017 in Marseille.
The pair reportedly planned a joint attack in Germany, but it was scuppered by police. In addition, Clement B plotted an attack in France along with another man who has also since been arrested.
According to dpa information, there was no serious and immediate risk of an attack. Sources close to security authorities in Berlin said the suspect had no plans for an attack, and that Magomed-Ali C was long known to authorities as a potential threat to the public.
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