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The Stuttgart public prosecutor's office has brought charges against a 25-year-old who is said to have planned an attack on the town hall in Fellbach in Baden-Württemberg.

The public prosecutor's office said the woman had planned a killing spree "presumably out of anti-state and xenophobic motivations."

She wanted to kill or injure certain town hall employees and as many bystanders as possible.

In 2023, their plans are said to have expanded to the Waiblingen district court.

According to the authorities, the woman wanted to use bombs, modified firearms, incendiary devices and cutting and stabbing weapons.

The 25-year-old is said to have already purchased blank and gas pistols as well as cutting and stabbing weapons and to have made black powder for pipe bombs herself.

Suspects in custody

The woman was arrested in October.

The resident of a social accommodation should therefore be moved to another accommodation in the city because of a neighbor dispute.

During the move, a moving company found suspicious items and the police were alerted.

A subsequent search of the apartment gave rise to suspicion that an attack on the town hall in Fellbach was planned, the investigators said at the time.

The woman is in custody.

The specific allegations against her are preparation of a serious act of violence that endangers the state, preparation of an explosive crime and violation of the weapons law.

The Stuttgart Regional Court will now decide whether to admit the charges and whether to open main proceedings.

According to the public prosecutor's office, at a possible main hearing the question should also be discussed "whether the conditions for the accused to be placed in a psychiatric hospital are met."