As the “ARD-Hauptstadtstudio” reports from security circles, substances that can be used to produce toxins were found in the apartment of the 32-year-old accused Iranian.

According to the state Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia, the terror suspects from Castrop-Rauxel had originally planned an attack on New Year’s Eve on behalf of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist militia. As part of an international exchange of information, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) was informed that a Telegram user located in Germany was planning “a terrorist attack on behalf of the so-called IS on New Year’s Eve 2022”, according to a written report published on Monday by the state Ministry of Justice to the legal committee of the Düsseldorf state parliament.

The general indication of an attack with ricin or cyanide was received by the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) on December 30th. It was only on January 6th that the BKA was given an IP address that led to the Telegram account of the 32-year-old suspect in Castrop-Rauxel.

According to the report, the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) informed the central public prosecutor’s office in North Rhine-Westphalia, which is responsible for terrorism, on January 7th. The same night there was a raid on the 32-year-old and his brother (25). According to the report, the suspects had talked via Telegram that they were still missing iron powder. He’s gotten a bit in the meantime, the 32-year-old finally wrote on January 7 shortly before the raid.

Prosecutors accuse the two men of conspiring to “kill an unspecified number of people through the use of toxins,” according to the report.