German authorities expect further raids and arrests in connection with an alleged plot to storm the parliament in Berlin and overthrow the government.
Prosecutors say a far right-group wanted to install a member of a German aristocratic family as the new head of state and arrested 25 people Wednesday in raids across the country.
“Based on my experience, there is usually a second wave of arrests,” said Georg Maier, the interior minister of the eastern German state of Thuringia, told broadcaster Deutschlandfunk on Thursday.
Holger Münch, head of the federal police office, said in a Thursday interview with ARD that there are now 54 suspects in the case, and the number could rise further.
“We have identified further people where we are not sure yet what their status is in connection with this group,” he said.