Prosecutors suspect market speculator could be behind German soccer club attack

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Borussia Dortmund felt “completely ignored” over the rescheduling of their Champions League game against Monaco, says manager Thomas Tuchel.
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Police arrested a 28-year-old German-Russian citizen Friday suspected of carrying out an attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer club last week.

The suspect, identified only as Sergej W., is not thought to have ties to international terrorism but may have been speculating on the club’s share price, German media reported.

Federal investigators said that on April 11, the day of the attack, the suspect acquired 15,000 shares in Borussia Dortmund in a transaction that bet that club’s stock price would fall.

A significant drop in the club’s share price could have been expected if several players had been seriously injured or even killed. A Dortmund player and a policeman were injured in the triple blasts as the bus headed to the team’s stadium for a UEFA Champions League match against AS Monaco.

Investigators found notes at the scene claiming responsibility in the…

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