Austria: Moroccan investigated for possible terrorist links

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VIENNA (AP) — Austrian public prosecutors say they are investigating a Moroccan asylum-seeker suspected of "participation in a terrorist organization."

A statement from the Salzburg prosecutor's office says police received information that the suspect and others discussed planning "an apparent terrorist attack" in Salzburg over the Christmas or New Year period.

The statement issued Tuesday says that a search of the suspect's quarters in a migrant center revealed several thousand euros in cash and electronic equipment that is being evaluated, but no materials that could be used in an attack.

The 25-year-old suspect was arrested Monday. He is not being identified in line with Austrian confidentiality laws.

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