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Germany foils suspected Boston-style attack, officials say

German police officers secure evidence in front of an apartment in Oberursel, Germany, Thursday, April 30, 2015. Chief of police for western Hesse state Stefan Mueller said authorities found a pipe bomb, 100 rounds of ammunition, parts of an assault rifle and a chemical that can be used to build a bomb during a raid overnight in the town of Oberursel. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities foiled what they believe may have been an imminent Boston Marathon-style attack on a professional cycling race planned for Friday, seizing a cache of weapons, including a pipe bomb, and chemicals that can be used to make explosives in a raid on a suspected Islamic extremist’s home outside Frankfurt.

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Cycling race around Frankfurt cancelled due to terror threat

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Local authorities have canceled a traditional May Day international cycling race around Frankfurt following the arrest of a couple and the discovery of bomb-making material in their home near the route.

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