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No toxin found in German Islamist terror investigation

origin 1The substances found during the search are examined in the Castrop-Rauxel fire brigade premises. Firefighters and police work during a large-scale operation by the police and firefighters on Saturday evening in Castrop-Rauxel. A special task force (SEK) was also at the scene, a police spokesman told the German news agency on Saturday evening. Christoph Reichwein/dpa

German investigators investigating a planned attack with ricin and cyanide found no trace of the toxins in their search of residential premises in Castrop-Rauxel in the Ruhr area.

A spokesman for the Dusseldorf prosecutors who is currently conducting the investigation confirmed this to DPA hours after two men were arrested on the premises.

origin 1A man is taken into custody by a Special Operations Command (SEK) officer wearing a protective mask. Counter-terrorism investigators have arrested a 32-year-old man in Castrop-Rauxel in the northern Ruhr region who allegedly prepared an Islamist attack. The 32-year-old and one other person had been taken into custody. Karsten Wickern/dpa