A 24-hour standoff ended Thursday morning when a man suspected of bombing homes Wednesday in Viernheim and Weinheim, Germany, surrendered to police.
More than 500 police and other law enforcement personnel surrounded the apartment house where the alleged bomber was hiding. A SWAT team at the scene did not raid the apartment since the suspect had told police he was "sitting on several pounds of explosives," according to German media reports.
After negotiations with German police, the man walked out of the house and surrendered to police. Authorities later searched the man’s apartment and found several pounds of explosives and some weapons, the media reported.
The man has been identified only as Jürgen K., a 44-year-old German. According to German media, the man worked as a plumber and was interested in weapons and the military.
German media also reported that a conflict with his landlord caused the suspect to allegedly plant the explosives.
No one was seriously injured in the incidents.