Islamist Terror Suspect Nabbed Prior to Bomb Attack. Austria’s interior minister said Friday that the authorities averted a potential “terror attack” in Vienna with the arrest by armed police of an 18-year-old suspected Islamist extremist.
“Our police forces managed in quick time to arrest a suspect and so prevent a potential terror attack in the federal capital Vienna,” Wolfgang Sobotka said shortly after police in the capital announced the arrest.
“The suspect is an Austrian citizen with a migrant background who is 18 years old,” Sobotka told a news conference. He said that possible indications that he may be an Islamic extremist were being looked into.
“There are individual indications (of extremism) that we have to investigate. There is one contact that is pretty clear and there are several indications that will be looked at intensively,” Sobotka said.