FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018 photo protesters light fireworks during a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany. German prosecutors say they have ordered the arrest of six men on suspicion of forming a "far-right terrorist organization" in the eastern city of Chemnitz, where anti-migrant violence flared this summer. Prosecutors said in a statement the men planned to carry out armed attacks against foreigners and political enemies. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

Germany: 8th man arrested over alleged far-right plot

October 02, 2018 - 9:16 am

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested an eighth man on suspicion of forming a far-right terrorist organization that planned to attack foreigners and political enemies.

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that the 28-year-old German was arrested late Monday in the Chemnitz area of eastern Germany.

The man, who was identified only as Maximilian V. in line with German privacy rules, is alleged to have joined seven others in founding the group "Revolution Chemnitz ."

Prosecutors had already announced the arrest of six other men Monday and another last month.

Several of the suspects are alleged to have been involved in an attack on a group of migrants in the center of Chemnitz on Sept. 14.

Authorities intercepted communication between the men indicating that they were trying to obtain firearms.