Suspect in German politician’s murder ‘has links to far right’

Local media reports say victim’s pro-migrant stance could be a motive for the killing

German authorities said on Sunday they had arrested a man in connection with the murder of a pro-migrant politician, as media reported the suspect could have links to the far right.

In a joint statement, police and prosecutors said they had taken a 45-year-old man into custody on Saturday over the shooting death in early June of prominent local politician Walter Lübcke, a member of chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party.

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Suspect in German politician’s murder ‘has links to far right’