BERLIN (AP) A German man has gone on trial accused of bombing Borussia Dortmund’s bus in an attempt to profit from a dive in the soccer team’s shares.
Dortmund defender Marc Bartra and a police officer were injured when three explosions hit the bus as it left for a Champions League game on April 11.
The 28-year-old suspect, identified only as Sergej W., faces 28 counts of attempted murder, two counts of bodily harm and setting off an explosion.
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The trial before the Dortmund state court was expected to begin Thursday with the reading of a 44-page indictment alleging the electrician took out a loan to place a bet that Borussia Dortmund’s shares would drop in value, then bombed the bus and tried to disguise the attack as Islamic terrorism.