LEIPZIG, Germany, 10th October, 2016 (WAM) — German police have captured a man suspected of planning a bomb attack in the eastern city of Leipzig, German police said on Twitter early on Monday morning.

The German News Agency, DPA, quoted the twitter account as saying, “Police launched a manhunt for a 22-year-old on Saturday after discovering hundreds of grams of explosives at his flat in the nearby city of Chemnitz.”

DPA quoted a prosecutors’ spokeswoman on Sunday as saying that the overall picture of the investigation so far indicated that an Islamist-motivated attack had been planned.

It was also reported that four other men were arrested over the weekend in connection with the investigation. Two were later released.

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