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Police suspect greed not terror in Dortmund team attack

BERLIN: Police commandos on Friday arrested a German-Russian suspect behind a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund s team bus, prosecutors said, indicating the motive was financial and not terror-related.

They said the man, identified only as 28-year-old Sergej W., was hoping to profit from a drop in the football team s share price as a result of the attack last week.

Three explosive devices went off in a hedge alongside the team bus on April 11, minutes after it left the squad s hotel heading for a Champions League quarter-final match at home against Monaco.

The blast shattered the bus windows, and Spanish international Marc Bartra, 26, was wounded, forcing him to undergo surgery for a broken wrist.

A policeman on a motorcycle escorting the bus suffered trauma from the noise of the blast.

The accused is suspected of having carried out the attack on the team bus of Borussia Dortmund on April 11, prosecutors said after the elite GSG 9 police unit a

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