German soldier 'suspected of planning attack'
A German soldier who had allegedly posed as a Syrian refugee has been arrested on suspicion of planning an attack which would be blamed on foreigners.
Frankfurt prosecutors confirmed the arrest of the 28-year-old on charges of preparing an act of violence.
The Bild newspaper reported the German lieutenant stationed in France had stashed a pistol in a toilet at Vienna airport which was discovered. He was reportedly arrested as he attempted to retrieve it.
A 24-year-old student from the soldier's home town of Offenbach was also arrested.
Sixteen buildings have been searched in Germany, Austria and France in connection with the investigation.