Italy: Moroccan arrested, suspected of planning synagogue attack
A Moroccan national was arrested in northern Italy on Thursday on suspicion he was planning an attack on Milan's synagogue. The 20-year-old suspect identified as JM was arrested in the city of Brescia after investigators identified him as a possible terrorist after monitoring web sites offering forums and documents on how to conduct jihad.
Police said the arrest of the man who has lived in the Brescia area since he was six years old, was necessary because of "worrisome elements of a terrorist plan."
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Investigators said they had intercepted messages in which the man discussed a "jihad mission.''
Documents on his computer included information on police surveillance of Milan's synagogue.
Italian police are coordinating their investigation with London police who have arrested a woman who was in contact with the suspect, police said.
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