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Germany: 2nd arrest in connection with attack plan suspect

  • German police guards  in front of a Turkish travel agency in Duisburg, Germany, Wednesday Aug. 10, 2016.  German prosecutors say they've carried out searches linked to three suspected supporters of the Islamic State group. The federal prosecutor's office said that three targeted in Wednesday's raids are suspected of seeking members and supporters for IS since last year, news agency dpa reported. One of them also is believed to have given the group financial and logistical support. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

    German police guards in front of a Turkish travel agency in Duisburg, Germany, Wednesday Aug. 10, 2016. German prosecutors say they've carried out searches linked to three suspected supporters of the Islamic State group. The federal prosecutor's office said that three targeted in Wednesday's raids are suspected of seeking members and supporters for IS since last year, news agency dpa reported. One of them also is believed to have given the group financial and logistical support. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police leave a house in Hildesheim, Germany after a raid Wednesday Aug, 10, 2016. German prosecutors say they've carried out searches linked to three suspected supporters of the Islamic State group. The federal prosecutor's office said that three targeted in Wednesday's raids are suspected of seeking members and supporters for IS since last year, news agency dpa reported. The regional WAZ newspaper reported that the searches took place at premises in Duisburg and Dortmund in western Germany and in Hildesheim in northern Germany. (Christian Gossmann/dpa via AP)

    Police leave a house in Hildesheim, Germany after a raid Wednesday Aug, 10, 2016. German prosecutors say they've carried out searches linked to three suspected supporters of the Islamic State group. The federal prosecutor's office said that three targeted in Wednesday's raids are suspected of seeking members and supporters for IS since last year, news agency dpa reported. The regional WAZ newspaper reported that the searches took place at premises in Duisburg and Dortmund in western Germany and in Hildesheim in northern Germany. (Christian Gossmann/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

German police say they've arrested a second person in connection with the detention last week of a Syrian asylum-seeker who was suspected of planning to carry out an attack.

Police in the western city of Duisburg said the man was arrested Wednesday in nearby Dinslaken, but gave no further details.

A day earlier, authorities said that a 24-year-old Syrian was arrested last Friday in Mutterstadt, in a neighboring German state, after an unidentified witness provided information on possible plans for an attack.

North Rhine-Westphalia state's interior ministry said there was "no concrete threat situation."