Austrian Police Arrest Man Suspected of Planning Imminent Attack

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(Reuters) – An Austrian man suspected of having jihadi contacts was arrested on Friday in Vienna in a move the interior minister said prevented an imminent attack and police urged citizens to report any abandoned bags.

Special forces arrested the 18-year-old with a migrant background in a Vienna apartment at around 1700 GMT, police said.

“The decisive leads came from foreign intelligence services,” Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka told reporters.

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