Police in Hünxe, Germany said that explosives were found during the search of a car at a filling station there. The 25-year-old Dutch driver of the Volkswagen Golf, with license plates from the Netherlands, was detained.
“The officers found explosive material that was presumably going to be used to blow up ATMs,” police said in a statement.
The vehicle was first searched at about 11:05 p.m. on Thursday. Once the dangerous items were found, portions of the A3 expressway were shut down in both directions. Officials evacuated the gas station, a rest area, and a neighboring parking lot.