Austria: 14-year-old Muslim bomb plot boy on the run

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14-year-old bomb plot boy on the run

Baby-faced bomb plotter Merkan G. Photo: Police

Published: 15 Jan 2015, The Local
A 14-year-old boy who was arrested in October for plotting to explode a bomb at a crowded railway station has gone missing, according to police reports.

Merkan G., a boy of Turkish origin who planned to commit a terrorist attack on the Westbahnhof railway station went missing on Tuesday afternoon.

The teenage jihadist who faced pre-trial detention in a remand home in Hütteldorf had planned to find crowds to maximize death in his bomb plans.

Authorities have said that the boy was allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join the Isis terror group, and was considering building a bomb, with Vienna’s Westbahnhof railway station one of several potential targets.

The St. Pölten prosecutor has ordered the arrest of the boy, subject to court approval.  On Tuesday afternoon, he should have been found in the area…

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