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German police detain man, search home for toxic substances

AP  |  Berlin 

are searching the apartment of a 29-year-old Tunisian man who is accused of keeping toxic substances in his home in the western city of

Police in protective gear raided the apartment Tuesday night and detained the suspect and his wife. Their children were given into the custody of the city's The suspect's identity was not given for privacy reasons.

The German agency dpa reported Wednesday that police were still examining the apartment in the Chorweiler neighborhood of the city, but did not release any further details on the man's motive or what kind of toxic material he is accused of having kept in his apartment.

The has taken over the investigation and dpa reported that a terrorist motive may be possible.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 14:01 IST