Borussia Dortmund bus bombing suspect has surfaced and said that he wanted to devalue the club on the stock market in a ploy to make hundreds of thousands of euros.
The German-Russian man was identified only as Sergei W. Apparently, he admitted to causing the blast but denied that he tried to murder club members on board and said, “I deeply regret my behavior.”
Prosecutors said the 28-year-old electrical technician could have made up to €500,000 (£441,000) if the share price of the club – the only German team listed on the stock exchange – had plunged but, instead, he made just €5,900 (£5,200).
Around 64 cigarette-sized metal bolts were used in the bombs, one of which was found lodged in Bartra’s headrest. The fragmentation devices also contained up to a kilogram of a hydrogen peroxide mixture.
The man allegedly set off the bombs hidden in a hedge remotely as the team set off from the hotel for a Champions League game.
The bus attack saw Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League quarter-final with AS Monaco rescheduled to a day after the bombing.
If the suspect is proven guilty, he could face life in prison as parole in Germany is usually granted after 15 years.
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