A window of Dortmund's team bus is damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany, on April 17. Photo: AP
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Dortmund bus attack suspect bet against the team

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German prosecutors said Friday they believe a 28-year-old German-Russian man suspected of carrying out a bombing attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus acted alone.

Prosecutors' spokeswoman Frauke Koehler told reporters Friday that according to the latest information, there are "no indications of possible helpers or accomplices."

Suspect Sergej W. was arrested by authorities early Friday morning in the vicinity of the southwestern city of Tuebingen and was expected to be brought before a judge later Friday.

The suspect came to the attention of investigators because he had made "suspicious options purchases" — taken out a five-figure loan to bet on a drop in the clubs' stock on the day of the attack.

The bombing wounded one player, central defender Marc Bartra, who had to have surgery on his arm and wrist and will be out of action for several weeks.

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Let me get this straight. After the blast, authorities arrest the first middle eastern man they see passing through the area on surveillance footage. They look closely into Abdul Beset A's background and discover he is a 26 year old ISIS commander from Iraq who came to Germany in 2015 posing as a refugee and is still in contact with IS. After further investigation they realise that he actually has nothing to do with the Dortmund blast and the fact that he's an ISIS member is just a random coincidence.

I'm glad they found the real perp but what a mess Germany is in. I'm don't think anyone is sleeping easier tonight even after this latest arrest.

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After the blast, authorities arrest the first middle eastern man they see passing through the area on surveillance footage. 

That's not my understanding. I thought they targeted the Abdul Beset person because of his known ISIS links. (But I'll stand corrected if that's not the case.)

what a mess Germany is in

Perhaps, but after reading of acid attacks in London night clubs and the shooting of police officers in France and the USA, I don't think it's alone.

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 the fact that he's an ISIS member is just a random coincidence.

> No surprise. ISIS said a while ago it plans to put more and more of its people into Western Europe by posing as refugees, so we shouldn't be surprised -- the migrants have been allowed to enter en-mass without any serious border checks.

> > > >

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