Austria: 2 men arrested, suspected of terrorism, possible connection to Paris attacks

Posted at 7:33 AM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 08:53:25-05

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian authorities are investigating two men arrested several days ago for possible links to last month's attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, officials said Wednesday.

State Prosecutor Robert Holzleitner said the two — arrested during the weekend in a migrants' shelter in Salzburg — are suspected of "participation in a terrorist organization," with investigations focused on their possible connection to the Nov. 13 attacks.

Holzleitner said the suspects arrived in Europe from the Middle East but refused to give further details, saying that would jeopardize the investigation.