Six arrests in Berlin after foiling an alleged knife attack at half marathon

Six arrests in Berlin after foiling an alleged knife attack at half marathon
By Louise Miner with Reuters
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Police arrested the men, who are aged between eighteen and twenty-one, after carrying out searches in the area.

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Six people have been detained in Germany after police foiled an alleged knife attack at a half marathon in Berlin.

Police arrested the men, who are aged between eighteen and twenty-one, after carrying out searches in the area.

One of the apartments Berlin police raided before the race, was also searched after the Christmas market attack in 2016, according to a German newspaper Die Welt.

It's believed that the main suspect has connections with Anis Amri, the Tunisian who killed 12 people and injured 56 others when he drove a truck he hijacked into the crowded market in the city.

The suspect had in his possession two knives which had been sharpened.

A record of 36,000 athletes entered the half marathon with thousands of people lining the streets, which ended with no reported incidents.

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