German police have arrested a man suspected of having planted a bomb that exploded near the bus of football team Borussia Dortmund, the office of the federal chief prosecutor said.
The 28-year old man, who has dual German and Russian nationality, is accused of attempted murder, inflicting serious bodily harm and causing an explosion, it said in a statement.
The players’ bus was heading to their stadium for a Champions League match against Monaco on 11 April when three explosions occurred, wounding Spanish defender Marc Bartra and delaying the match by a day.
The German attorney general said in a statement that the man hoped to gain fianncially from the attack. Police believe the man acquired 15,000 so-called put options (which rise in value as a stock’s value falls) on Borussia Dortmund shares which he hoped would fall in the event of players being killed or injured.