Police Find Islamic State Videos During Search of Syrian Train Attacker Apartment

Police Find Islamic State Videos During Search of Syrian Train Attacker Apartment


German police say they have found Islamic State propaganda videos in the possession of the Syrian migrant who stabbed four people on a train earlier this month, indicating a possible extremist motive.

A police search of the 27-year-old Syrian’s apartment revealed that he was in possession of several propaganda videos from the Islamic State terrorist group, the attorney general in Munich said this week.

Initially, investigators had worked on the theory that the Syrian was suffering from mental illness as the motive for the stabbing attack aboard an intercity ICE train near Seubersdorf earlier this month but the discovery of the Islamic state videos has led the Central Office for Combating Extremism and Terrorism (ZET) to become involved in the case, BR24 reports.

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