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>> Hunted by German police, captured by his fellow refugees. But now found dead in his cell. A Syrian suspected of planning a bomb attack at an airport in Berlin has died in custody. Officials say Jaber al-Bakr committed suicide at Leipzig detention center. That despite reports that the 22-year old was on a 24 hour suicide watch.
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Now it's not yet clear exactly how he took his own life. al-Bakr arrived in Germany last year. Investigators believe he was close to carrying out a major terror attack that had him under surveillance for months. But failed to arrest him in an operation conducted Saturday. Instead, he was recognized two Syrian men, they tied him up and handed him to the police.
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Their actions praised in Germany where the arrival of large numbers of migrants has divided opinion. But the manner of his arrest and his death leave the police with some tough questions to answer.