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Polish terror suspect 'wanted to create more horror than Breivik'

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Nick Hodge 21.11.2012 09:45
A Polish academic arrested for planning a terrorist attack on parliament wanted to outdo the horrors of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, off the record reports suggest.

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“He said that Breivik made mistakes, which he would not repeat, because he would be better,” a source involved in the investigation told the TVN24 news channel.

Anders Behring Breivik was convicted in August this year of the mass murder of 77, mostly teenage, Norwegians on 22 July 2011.

Polish security services got on the trail of Dr. Brunon K. (full name withheld under Polish privacy laws), an assistant professor at Krakow's Agricultural University, in late 2011, as confirmed at a press conference on Monday.

Sources connected with the case have now said Brunon, a confessed nationalist and anti-Semite, came under surveillance after giving a lecture at a college in north east Poland.

“The students were alarmed when he spoke about the need to replace state authorities and take action. Information about this was passed on to the Internal Security Agency (ABW),” the source said.

While under surveillance by the ABW, officers allegedly found comments by the suspect on internet forums in which he called for action “against tyranny.”

It is understood that the suspect unwittingly recruited undercover security officers for his mission.

The Appellate Prosecutors office in Krakow has revealed that Dr Brunon K. was planning an attack on the Polish parliament during the session connected with the state budget.

At that time, both the president and the prime minister would be present in the lower house of parliament (Sejm).

The suspect had allegedly ordered four tonnes of explosives and was intending to ram a vehicle in into the parliament building.

However, agents became concerned that the suspect might strike earlier, after the doctor began to focus on Polish Independence Day marches on 11 November.

“It became so unpredictable that we preferred not to wait until something new occurred,” an ABW source told the Gazeta Wyborcza daily.

Brunon K. was duly arrested in Krakow on 9 November. (pg/nh)

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