Suspect held over shootings

GERMAN federal prosecutors said they suspected an “Islamist motivation” was behind the fatal shooting of two US airmen on a military bus at Frankfurt airport.

“In view of the circumstances, there is a suspicion that this was an act with Islamist motivation,” prosecutors said, as police questioned a 21-year-old suspect of Kosovan origin arrested after Wednesday’s attack.

The man was named in media reports as Arid U. Two US airmen seriously injured as he opened fire in the mid-afternoon attack at one of Europe’s busiest airports. He was arrested in the terminal building.

German media reports have reported growing evidence that the alleged gunman was an extremist.

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