German police officials are investigating if a man, arrested with firearms in the southern region of Bavaria last week, is linked to Friday’s Paris attacks that killed 127 people. The six attacks, including one in Bataclan concert hall that killed 80 people, led to the French borders being closed and other countries beefing up their security measures.
"I can confirm that they apprehended a man who was smuggling weapons in his personal vehicle. We are now looking into whether he is connected to the terror attacks in Paris," a federal spokesperson for German police told Ria Novosti, according to Sputnik News.
The man was 51-years-old, and German authorities have informed French officials about the arrest, according to a report by the Associated Press. Bavarian state police spokesman Ludwig Waldinger said there were firearms, explosives and hand grenades, in his vehicle. However, Waldinger added: "We are providing no further information at this point."
On Saturday, Germany, along with other countries, has offered help to French officials to deal with the latest attacks that are belived to have been carried out by the Islamic State group.