A German soldier suspected of planning a terror attack has been arrested, prosecutors in Frankfurt said on Thursday.
The 28-year-old, whose name was not provided due to privacy laws, was arrested by police during training at the Bundeswehr base in Hammelburg, Bavaria. Police also searched 16 locations in Germany, Austria and France that yielded evidence.
Investigators believe the lieutenant was motivated by a “xenophobic background” to plan an attack, possibly on migrants and refugees.
Prosecutors said the man hid a loaded weapon in a bathroom at  Vienna airport in January. He was then briefly arrested by Austrian police when he returned in February to retrieve it. 
They released the soldier again due to insufficient evidence. However, the suspect’s fingerprints indicated he had in late 2015 used an alias to falsely register as a Syrian refugee in Germany. In early 2016, he applied for asylum. He was subsequently granted accommodation and even received aid money.
The soldier apparently …