UK-based man charged with inciting attack in Germany

Posted at 11:57 AM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 11:57:03-05

LONDON (AP) — A man living in northeast England has been charged under Britain's terrorism laws with attempting to incite a car, knife and bomb attack in Germany.

Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, a 33-year-old from Newcastle, was charged Monday with encouraging another person to plow a car into crowds in Germany, attack people with a meat cleaver and detonate bombs, "with the aim of killing and/or causing serious injury."

The incitement allegedly took place between April 9 and Dec. 11, 2018.

He was arrested after a joint investigation by British and German police and is due to appear in a London court on Wednesday.