German Officials Say They Foiled Imminent Terror Attack

German security officials say they have foiled what they believe was an imminent Boston Marathon-style attack after raiding the home of a suspected Islamic extremist.

Authorities found a pipe bomb, 100 rounds of ammunition, parts of an assault rifle and a chemical that can be used to build a bomb during a raid overnight in the town of Oberursel. The chief of police for western Hesse state, Stefan Mueller, says it isn’t clear whether the attack targeted a cycling race scheduled to take place near Oberursel on Friday, but authorities feared a Boston-style terror attack.

A 35-year-old Turkish-German man and his 34-year-old Turkish wife were arrested. The man was linked to the extreme Islamic Salafist movement in the Frankfurt area.

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