Egypt Independent

Update: Man arrested for attempted German Embassy attack



A man was arrested Wednesday after throwing four homemade bomb

s at the German Embassy in Cairo and attempting to storm the entrance with a hammer. 

The homemade nail bombs caused no injuries.

"It was just one person who attacked the embassy and damaged the glass entrance with a hammer. There was no major damage and no one hurt," a spokeswoman for the German Embassy told Reuters.

The attacker was identified simply as Khaled, 54, an employee in a health unit. He threw the bomb in retaliation against offensive cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohamed which were published by a German writer, according to a statement released by the Interior Ministry.

The attacker confessed to the crime. When searched, he was found in possession of a toy plastic pistol and a piece of paper with the news story about the offensive cartoons.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm