German police detain 17-year-old Syrian over plot to conduct suicide attack in Berlin

The German police were tipped off about the suspect's intent by his family members.
The German police were tipped off about the suspect's intent by his family members.PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Tuesday (May 30) detained a 17-year-old Syrian suspected of planning a suicide attack in Berlin, a spokesman for the interior ministry of the neighbouring state of Brandenburg said.

The suspect was arrested in the Uckermark region north-east of Berlin, Brandenburg police said in a tweet.

It is understood that the authorities were tipped off about the suspect's intent by his family members.