Prosecutors: Man arrested over attack on German soccer team

The office of Germany's chief prosecutor confirmed Friday that a 28-year-old man from Russian Federation was detained over the recent attack on a bus transporting players of the Borussia Dortmund FC, TASS reports.

He allegedly bought short-sell options on 15,000 shares valued at around €78,000 (£65,000; $83,600) in Borussia Dortmund.

"The accused is suspected of having carried out the attack on the team bus of Borussia Dortmund on April 11", prosecutors said after the elite GSG 9 police unit arrested him around dawn in Tuebingen, south of Stuttgart in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg.

The bus of the BVB Borussia Dortmund football team was struck by three explosions.

The match was postponed for 24 hours and travelling fans were offered a place to stay for the night by Borussia Dortmund supporters on social media.

Based on the type of detonator and explosive involved, German authorities had assumed "terrorist involvement", spokeswoman Frauke Koehler said at the time.

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Put options give the owner the right to sell a set number of shares at a specific price by a predetermined date - in this case, June 17.

The blast shattered the bus windows, and Spanish worldwide Marc Bartra, 26, underwent surgery after he was hit by flying glass.

The man wasn't an Islamist, but sought to short-sell shares in the soccer team.

Sergei W bought stock in Borussia Dortmund shares and was planning to short it after the Borussia Dortmund bus attack, once multiple players were injured.

With regard to a far-right email claiming responsibility for the attack, which mentioned Adolf Hitler and was sent to a Berlin newspaper, meanwhile, the statement said it included "contradictions and inconsistencies" and that "there is now no indication that it comes from the perpetrator". A police officer accompanying the bus also suffered trauma.

Prosecutors say three letters were found at the site of the blast, each claiming responsibility for the attack and citing radical Islamist motivations. "The fact that no further people were injured or killed was, as we now know, purely a matter of luck", it said on Facebook. "This information is important to everyone who sat in the bus because it would make it significantly easier to process (what happened)", he was quoted as saying.

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