Austria: Swedish teen charged with terrorist links

AP , Monday 7 Dec 2015

Austrian police say that a 17-year-old girl from Sweden has been charged with membership in a terrorist organization.

The girl, whose name wasn't released, was arrested on Saturday evening at a Vienna railway station and remained in custody Monday.

The girl disappeared on Wednesday. Police said her family believed she had been radicalized and feared she planned to join the Islamic State militant group in Syria.

Police spokesman Roman Hahslinger says there are no indications the teen planned any terrorist acts in Austria. He says she denies wanting to go to Syria.

A decision is expected Tuesday whether to keep the suspect in Austrian investigative custody or turn her over to Swedish authorities.

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