Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Man arrested for Papademos parcel bomb faces terrorism charges

by Kerin Hope

Financial Times

October 31, 2017

A 29-year-old man allegedly involved in a letter-bomb attack in May that wounded former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos appeared on Tuesday before an Athens district attorney on terrorism charges, a judicial official said.

Constantine Giagtzoglou, who was arrested at the weekend at an apartment in central Athens, is also accused of sending a booby-trapped package in March to the Berlin chancellery addressed to finance minister Wolfgang Schauble, report Kerin Hope and Pavlos Papadopoulos.

The package was defused by German security experts before it reached the minister’s office.

Greek anti-terrorist police found a “small” explosive device under construction in the apartment Mr Giagtzoglou rented under a false name, along with explosives, detonators and a handgun, a security official said.


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