Local media reports that the man is a prominent Islamist. However, the Austrian police have not yet confirmed this information.
The suspect in the terrorist attack in the center of Vienna was detained in the city of Linz in northern Austria, according to the Kronen Zeitung.
Austrian police unit Cobra detained the man at 10 am local time.
Law enforcers took the suspect by surprise. He didn’t even resist. Local media reports that the man is a prominent Islamist. However, the Austrian police have not yet confirmed this information.
In addition, law enforcement officers detained one or two (the exact number is unknown) women who are being witnessed in the case.
We will remind, on the eve in the center of Vienna there were several armed attacks simultaneously. Unidentified persons attacked a synagogue, a restaurant, and a Jewish center.
According to Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, the attackers were well armed and professionally trained. Austrian security forces eliminated one of them. The anti-terrorist operation continues in the city.