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Germany police make arrest in Hamburg subway explosion

December 19, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested a 51-year-old German man on allegations he detonated a bag with illegal firecrackers in a Hamburg subway station.

Hamburg police said Tuesday that a judge has ordered the man to remain in custody while an investigation continues.

The minor explosion blew out a pane of glass in the city’s Veddel subway station on Sunday night and briefly raised fears of a possible terrorist attack.

Police released no further information about the suspect. Germany’s Bild newspaper identified him as Stephan K., a Hamburg resident with a previous conviction and ties to neo-Nazi groups.

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