German Federal Police have arrested a missing Algerian refugee who made statements sympathising with a gunman who killed nine people in Munich.
The 19-year-old man also made statements sympathising with the so-called Islamic State, but authorities said they have no evidence the man had any concrete plans or ties to the militant group.
Police said the man fled a psychiatric facility on Wednesday shouting: "I'll blow you up."
He was arrested at the main train station in the city of Bremen after an extensive manhunt that led to the evacuation of a local shopping centre.
An explosion has been reported near a office for migrants in southern Germany, according to a German broadcaster.
Broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk said the blast took place at a centre in Zirndorf, near Nuremberg, however police confirmed the incident posed "no danger" to the public.
The Bavarian State Interior Ministry told NBC News the explosion was "very small" and "no one was injured".
The official also played down reports the explosion occurred "outside" a migration office, but instead "was some distance away from any building".
It is believed the blast "came from a backpack filled with hairspray canisters".
Bavarian State Interior Ministry tells me preliminary info is the explosion in #Zirndorf was "very, very small" & that no one was injured.
... also said small explosion was in a park, some distance away from any building, rather than "outside" a migration office per some reports
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An image of the 27-year-old Syrian man suspected of killing himself and injuring 15 others in an explosion in the German city of Ansbach has been released by Amaq News Agency.
The news agency is associated with the so-called Islamic State. Authorities said the attacker pledged allegiance to the group.
A teenager arrested in connection with the deadly Munich shooting may have known about the attack before it happened, officials have said.
The 16-year-old Afghan appeared to have met with the gunman at the mall where the shooting took place before the attack and knew he had a pistol, police said.
Investigators said the two teenagers met last year as in-patients at a psychiatric ward, with both being treated for online game addictions, among other things.
A spokesman for the German Interior Ministry said there could be a link between video games and the shooting and that there should be a discussion about "violent" video games.
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A friend of the Munich gunman has been arrested over suspicions that he knew of the attack plans but failed to report them.
The 16-year-old Afghan youth may also have played a role in creating a Facebook post encouraging people to gather at the city's train station, police said.
"There is a suspicion that the 16-year-old is a possible tacit accomplice to (Friday's) attack," police said in a statement.
Attacker David Sonboly, 18, killed nine and wounded 27 others in a rampage through the city before taking his own life.
He apparently plotted the attack for a year and is thought to have created a Facebook post offering free meals to teenagers at the McDonalds on the day of the shooting.
Video report by ITV News Security Editor Rohit Kachroo.
The teenage gunman who killed nine and wounded 27 others in a rampage in Munich had visited the site of a school mass shooting, it has emerged.
David Sonboly, 18, went to see the south German campus where a former student killed fifteen people in 2009.
It has added to the picture of a quiet and disturbed teenager who apparently plotted his attack for months in advance.
However police have stressed there is no evidence that the attack was terrorist.
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