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Who is Poland’s want-to-be terrorist ‘Brunon K’?

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Peter Gentle 20.11.2012 15:00
Details are emerging of the man arrested on terrorism charges in southern Poland, as he planned to blow up the parliament building in Warsaw.

Defences at Parliament (Sejm) building in Warsaw: photo - PAP/Leszek Szymanski

The 45 year-old man, named only as Brunon K. by prosecutors this morning following his arrest on 9 November on terrorist charges, is currently being held in solitary confinement in a Krakow prison and is a research fellow at the Agricultural University in Krakow.

Officers from the Internal Security Agency found explosives, fuses, detonators and other bomb making equipment which the man was going to use against the Polish state, after believing that the country was “ruled by foreigners”, he told the police.

The self-described nationalist and anti-Semite is not affiliated to any political party, however.

Prof. Włodzimierz Sady, rector of the Agricultural University in Krakow told the TVN 24 news station that staff are “shocked” by the news of Brunon K’s arrest.

“He was an average worker, not outstanding,” said Prof. Sady of the research fellow.

Brunon K. came to the attention of the authorities after his wife, a biologist, told them that he had became very interested in the possibility of spraying microbes in large quantities, so as to create panic and kill large amounts of people, a source has told the Gazeta Wyborcza daily.

A neighbour of Brunon K in Krakow told the TVN 24 news channel that “he was always playing with explosives when young and lost some fingers”.

Brunon K. wrote on an online forum about chemicals and explosive: ““For me it [explosives] have always been a hobby, not a way to make money,” Gazeta Wyborcza writes.

Bruno K. intended to kill the prime minister, president, finance minister and foreign minister of Poland, according to reports. (pg)

tags: krakow, terrorism
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