Germany’s elite antiterrorism unit has arrested a 28-year-old man of dual German-Russian citizenship on suspicions of trying to blow up Borussia Dortmund team bus. It appears his aim was to cause a significant drop in the football team shares so that he can realize profit by selling them.
The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Sergej W., was detained on April 21 near the southwestern town of Tuebbingen and charged with attempted murder, causing an explosion, and serious bodily harm.
According to the prosecutors the suspect has checked in the same hotel as the team members. The hotel staff said that he acted a bit strangely. Initially he refused the room he was offered and asked for another one. Then, when they were evacuating the hotel guests, he went to the restaurant and tried to offer food.
It turns out that he has purchased 15,000 put options for shares in Borussia Dortmund on the day of the attack, planning to sell shares later at a predetermined price.
So far, the attack has been attributed at various times to Islamist extremists and right-wing and left-wing political groups.