Boy, 12, Tried to Nail-Bomb Christmas Market: German Officials - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Boy, 12, Tried to Nail-Bomb Christmas Market: German Officials

Officials said the same boy had tried to detonate explosives at the Ludwigshafen Christmas market on Nov. 26

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Boy, 12, Tried to Nail-Bomb Christmas Market: German Officials
    Google Maps
    A map of Ludwigshafen, Germany.

    A 12-year-old boy attempted to detonate a bomb at a Christmas market in in Ludwigshafen, Germany, authorities said, NBC News reported.

    On Dec. 5, local officials found a black bag in a waste container. The bag contained what is believed to be “pyrotechnical material that is used in fireworks,” according to investigators.

    Germany’s FOCUS magazine reported that a controlled explosion was carried out after the bomb was reported by a civilian. They also reported that the same boy had tried to detonate explosives at the Ludwigshafen Christmas market on Nov. 26. It is unclear if it was the same device as the one found nine days later.

    Local authorities told NBC News that they would “turn down an investigation” in this case because they boy, who was born in Germany but is of Iraqi heritage, was under age 14. FOCUS quoted investigators as saying the "strongly radicalized" suspect was likely "incited and instructed" by an "unidentified member of ISIS."

    Drivers Arrested After Crash and Brawl on Racetrack

    [NATL] Drivers Arrested After Crash and Brawl on Racetrack

    Spectators at the Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana, got more than the race they bargained for when a crash led to a fist fight and eventual arrest of two racecar drivers on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017)