Teen 'jihadist' arrested in train station plot

The Local Austria
The Local Austria - [email protected]
Teen 'jihadist' arrested in train station plot
Photo: APA (Archiv/epa)

A 14-year-old boy was arrested in Lower Austria as a suspected jihadist on Tuesday evening.


Michaela Schnell, director of public prosecution for St. Pölten, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, according to the Austrian Press Agency (APA).

Currently, police and prosecutors are actively investigating the case, and refuse to comment further.

The Kronen Zeitung newspaper reported that the boy was actively seeking to connect with other jihadists, and had plotted to blow up Vienna's Westbahnhof railway station by researching how to make a bomb on the internet. 

The boy is confirmed to be an Austrian citizen.


Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also