German Teen Arrested for Plotting Bomb Attack on Gay Nightclub

A German teenager has been arrested on suspicion of planning an Islamic extremist terror attack on a nightclub in Frankfurt, Germany, according to prosecutors.

A 17-year-old was arrested on September 1 by Hesse state police after intelligence from the US suggested that the teenager was planning to attack both an unnamed gay venue in Frankfurt, as well as a Catholic church.

According to Sinan Akdogan, Frankfurt’s prosecution spokesperson, at the time of the arrest, the suspect had instructions on how to make explosives and was actively attempting to obtain chemicals online. Trace amounts of materials were even found at the teenager’s home in Florstadt.

At this time, the name of the 17-year-old has not yet been released. No more information surrounding the arrest has been made public. The suspect is being held on suspicion of preparing a terror attack.

The investigation is ongoing.