Dortmund, Germany. What at first looked like an all too typical european terrorist event, now turns out to be an attack motivated by business greed, according to prosecutors.
A 28-year-old arrested on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team last week was motivated by financial greed,the German-Russian citizen was arrested on Friday in Germany. prosecutors said.
Dortmund Prosecutors said the suspect, identified only as Sergej W in keeping with German privacy law, was arrested by a police tactical response team in the early hours in or near the southwestern city of Tuebingen.
Prosecutors said they planned to make a statement later, but revealed that the suspect had taken out a loan and bought a large number of so-called put options for shares of Borussia Dortmund, betting on a drop in the share price, The man faces charges of attempted murder, causing an explosion and serious bodily harm
Ralf Jaeger, the top security official in North Rhine-Westphalia state, said the suspect had hoped to earn millions.”The man appears to have wanted to commit murder out of greed,” said Mr Jaeger.
Dortmund prosecutors said they were able to trace the computer used to purchase the put options to the luxury hotel in Dortmund where the team had been staying.Investigators found notes at the scene claiming responsibility on behalf of Islamic extremists, but quickly doubted their authenticity.