Authorities believe a 28-year-old man staged the attack in the hope that stock in the club would fall to his financial benefit.
Reuters, SBS News
21 Apr 2017 - 5:09 PM  UPDATED 21 Apr 2017 - 5:24 PM

German police have arrested a man suspected of having planted a bomb that exploded near the bus of football team Borussia Dortmund, the office of the federal chief prosecutor said.

The 28-year old man, who has dual German and Russian nationality, is accused of 20 accounts of attempted murder, inflicting serious bodily harm and causing an explosion, it said in a statement.

The German attorney general said in a statement that the man hoped to gain financially from the attack. Police believe the man acquired 15,000 so-called put options (which rise in value as a stock’s value falls) on Borussia Dortmund shares which he hoped would fall in the event of players being killed or injured.