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Cologne ricin plot bigger than initially suspected

Cologne ricin plot bigger than initially suspected

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Federal prosecutors have found more than 3,000 castor bean seeds in the suspect's Cologne apartment — many more than initially suspected. They say the Tunisian was planning to make a biological weapon using ricin. German authorities said on Wednesday that they had averted a major biological attack   with the scale of the plot greater than initially thought. The 29-year-old man, identified only as Sief Allah H. in accordance with German privacy laws, had manufactured ricin, a poison found in castor beans, for the suspected attack, the president of the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), Holger Münch, told German broadcaster RBB-Inforadio. "There were very concrete preparations for such an act using what you might call a biological bomb," Münch said, describing it as an "unprecedented" threat. Federal prosecutors said the man had been in contact with "persons from the radical Islamist spectrum," and that they were still probing the content of the communications.

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