German Police Arrest 2 to Head Off Suspected Chemical Attack

German police say they have arrested an Iranian man and one other person on suspicion that the two were about to conduct a deadly chemical attack, using cyanide and ricin.

The alleged attack, officials said Sunday, was believed to be motivated by Islamic extremism.

Police detained the two in the town of Castrop-Rauxel, which is about 500 kilometers west of Berlin.

Some information in this report came from The Associated Press.

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