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Tags: EU | Austria | Syria | Swedish Teen

Swedish Teen Who Wanted to Go to Syria Nabbed in Vienna

Monday, 07 December 2015 10:41 PM

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say that a 17-year-old girl from Sweden who said she planned to travel to Syria has been arrested in Vienna.

Police spokesman Roman Hahslinger said the girl, whose name wasn't released, was arrested on Saturday evening at the Austrian capital's Westbahnhof railway station. He said Sunday that she is in police custody, and has said that she planned to meet a female friend in Vienna before continuing to Syria.

Swedish newspaper Expressen reported that the girl disappeared on Wednesday, and that her family said she had been radicalized and feared she planned to join the Islamic State group in Syria.

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Austrian police say that a 17-year-old girl from Sweden who said she planned to travel to Syria has been arrested in Vienna.Police spokesman Roman Hahslinger said the girl, whose name wasn't released, was arrested on Saturday evening at the Austrian capital's Westbahnhof...
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