Ralf Jaeger, German Interior Minister for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, said an Algerian man in a refugee reception centre has been detained by the police in connection with the attacks in Paris.
He said on Tuesday in Dusseldorf (Germany) that the detainee is being investigated on suspicion of having told Syrian refugees at the centre, that fear and terror could be spread in Paris in recent days.
Jaeger also alleged that he spoke about a bomb.
“There is currently an investigation into whether the man is an accomplice or a confidant.
The minister added that there was no solid evidence at the moment that the attackers in Paris had a connection to North Rhine-Westphalia. (NRW).
“There is also no concrete evidence that attacks were planned in NRW or the (German) federal republic.
“But nothing is being taken for granted because the situation is nonetheless “very serious,’’ he said.
The minister disclosed that the authorities had their eyes on some Salafi Islamists and German jihadists who had been in Syria and Iraq.
“Fifty who have returned are known.
Meanwhile, Werner Wolff, Senior Public Prosecutor in Arnsberg, said checks were being made into whether the allegations were credible. (Reuters/NAN)