Borussia Dortmund: Bus attack suspect took out five-figure loan to bet on German team's stock dropping

The suspect in the Borussia Dortmund bus attack took out a five-figure loan to bet on the stock drop caused by last week’s bombing, German prosecutors have confirmed.

A German-Russian man was been arrested by police in the early hours of Friday morning following a raid by a police tactical response unit in the Tuebingen area, 30km south of the city of Stuttgart and 450km south of Dortmund, and accused of carrying out the bombing of the Borussia Dortmund team bus ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg last Tuesday.

The man, identified only as Sergej W under German law, has been charged with attempted murder, causing an explosion and serious bodily harm after three bombs exploded next to the bus, leaving Dortmund defender Marc Bartra with arm injuries that required surgery and also injuring a policeman.

After questioning the validity of a letter found at the scene that claimed Islamist extremists were responsible for the attack, prosecutors have since said that the man being held carried out the attack for financial gain after purchasing shares in the club, hoping to sell them after a price drop at a pre-determined figure.

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