German Officers Thwart Attack on Cycling Race

Prevent Boston Marathon-style bombing

Authorities detained a couple who had been acting suspiciously in the town of Oberursel, where the cycling race was supposed to pass through. (Wikimedia Commons)
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German police officers have disrupted what they believe to be an attack on an Eschborn-to-Frankfurt professional cycling race scheduled for this Friday, according to a report from the AP. Authorities uncovered a cache of weapons, including a pipe bomb and multiple weapons,` in a raid on the home of a suspected Islamic extremist couple in the town of Oberursel.

The couple has been under investigation since April, according to the report, and officials came to believe that the couple may target the race that attracts thousands of fans on the May Day public holiday. The race has since been canceled. 

*This story has been revised from the version first published on April 30, 2015, because it inadvertently used similar language to what was published in Outside apologizes for the error and is investigating all previous work of the writer.


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