With known ties to Al-Qaeda Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), it was feared that they would strike at the Madrid Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, April 28th.
CNN The two suspects have a “profile” that is similar to the two suspects in the Boston Marathon attacks and were radicalized by going to online forums and chat rooms, and pulling from the Internet information on bomb-making. They also were seen praising the Boston Marathon attacks.
The Interior Ministry identified the suspects as Nou Mediouni, 23, from Algeria, who was arrested in the north-central city of Zaragoza, and Hassan El Jaaouani, 52, from Morocco, who was detained in the southeastern city of Murcia.
Both suspects were unemployed. (What a surprise!)