In the arrest of the 29-year-old jihadist in Duisburg, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, German authorities moved on Tuesday as he planned a truck attack on a pro-Israel rally.

A foreign intelligence agency reportedly tipped off German investigators about the 29-year-old under the pseudonym “Osama the German”

According to Bild, in 2017 he was sentenced to five years prison for participating in the Islamic State.

The 29-year-old (Tarik S.) he allegedly intended to drive the truck into a crowd that would have gathered at a demonstration in North Rhine-Westphalia to kill as many people as possible.

The Brussels Islamist terrorist attack seems to have had an effect on the Duisburg attacker. Tariq S. “in this context praised the Brussels attacker and was inspired by his actions on October 16, 2023.”

The terror suspect is to be questioned and his apartment searched. Investigators want to find further clues to the planning of the attack on the flat, and also need to establish whether the Islamist wanted to act alone or has accomplices.

It is noted that the Islamic State made a call to his supporters to unleash terrorist attacks in Europe, via video – which was made public on a propaganda channel of the jihadist organization – which features the Brussels terrorist, among others, Amdeslam Lasvet.