Finnish teen detained for buying Polish chemicals

Finnish police on Thursday said they detained an 18-year-old man for ordering ten kilograms of ammonium nitrate from Poland, which could be used to make explosives.

Helsinki: Finnish police on Thursday said they
detained an 18-year-old man for ordering ten kilograms of
ammonium nitrate from Poland, which could be used to make
explosives.

"Police took the 18-year-old into custody and on the
same day (Wednesday) searched his home," police said in a
statement, adding that they had confiscated materials "that
were likely intended to be used in creating explosives."

Authorities said they did not believe his purchase was
in any way connected to the recent events in Norway.

Police said the young man, who is suspected of
"planning to violate general safety" told them he was only
interested in making small firecracker-like explosives as a
hobby.

His computer and mobile records are being searched for
any contact with others who share his interest.

Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian who
claimed responsibility for twin bomb and shooting attacks that
killed 76 people in Norway Friday, had ordered from Poland
chemical substances that can be used in bomb-making.

Polish authorities meanwhile are trying to establish
if the company that sold Breivik the chemicals, Wroclaw-based
Keten Chemicals, is guilty of a criminal offence.

Earlier today Polish police said they arrested a
20-year-old man who made explosive devices using store-bought
ingredients.

Police seized several substances from a makeshift
laboratory at the man`s home in Muszyna in the south of the
country, including two assembled devices they said were "quite
powerful".

PTI

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