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Borussia Dortmund bomb suspect 'hoped to hit club share price'

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By Seamus Kearney
Borussia Dortmund bomb suspect 'hoped to hit club share price'

<p>A man has been arrested by German police investigating the bomb attack on a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team.</p> <p>Investigators say the 28-year-old man of dual German and Russian nationality was attempting to make money on the stock exchange by causing the club’s shares to fall.</p> <p>The federal chief prosecutor alleges the suspect bought options on Borussia Dortmund stock before detonating three bombs 10 days ago.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A Russian-German was arrested over the attack on Borussia Dortmund's bus <a href="https://t.co/HZEykRLwdM">https://t.co/HZEykRLwdM</a> <a href="https://t.co/eI9t4kkMbA">pic.twitter.com/eI9t4kkMbA</a></p>— The New York Times (@nytimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/855326754855985152">April 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The Spanish player Marc Bartra was wounded in the explosion.</p> <p>German police have only identified the arrested man as “Sergei V”. He is accused of attempted murder, inflicting serious bodily harm and causing an explosion.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Borussia Dortmund bomb suspect allegedly hoped to make money if the club's share price fell <a href="https://t.co/yq14H72G56">https://t.co/yq14H72G56</a> <a href="https://t.co/5njNLH2lCR">pic.twitter.com/5njNLH2lCR</a></p>— Bloomberg (@business) <a href="https://twitter.com/business/status/855307724703191040">April 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Last week prosecutors said they were skeptical about the authenticity of letters found at the site of the attack that suggested Islamist militants were behind it.</p> <p>Three blasts damaged the team’s coach as it headed to a Champions League match against AS Monaco on April 11.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A 28-year-old German-Russian man was arrested this morning for bombing the Borussia Dortmund football team bus <a href="https://t.co/YS0Ba1qlcA">https://t.co/YS0Ba1qlcA</a> <a href="https://t.co/vmyAnphVhT">pic.twitter.com/vmyAnphVhT</a></p>— The Times of London (@thetimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/thetimes/status/855333901677371392">April 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I call on moderate speculators to condemn this attack <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Dortmund?src=hash">#Dortmund</a><a href="https://t.co/QFLuzr0Jcg">https://t.co/QFLuzr0Jcg</a></p>— Naomi O'Leary (@NaomiOhReally) <a href="https://twitter.com/NaomiOhReally/status/855322157248724993">April 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>