He is said to have said that he wanted to run over event participants with a car or attack them with knives, as revealed by joint research by “Pulse 24”, “Standard” and APA . In the investigation against the 15-year-old Viennese and 18- and 20-year-old brothers from St. Pölten, this is the first concrete indication of a planned attack. So far, IS propaganda has been found on the cell phones of all three; The youngest man was said to have created it himself, set up a “terrorist channel” and had several instructions on how to make the bomb.
The suspected Islamist abroad resident, whose cell phone has now revealed further information, is said to have had contact with the St. Pölten brothers through various social media platforms. In the spring of 2023, there was said to be communication with foreign suspected jihadists about a planned attack in Vienna, more precisely on a “gay parade”.
The 18-year-old brother spoke with at least two suspected IS supporters outside Austria, where plans to attack the Vienna “Pride Parade” were discussed and he raised the possibility of purchasing an “AK-47” and a large knife. Terrorist attack in the Czech Republic. His elder brother was said to have “supported him, at least psychologically”.
A report from the deradicalization agency “Derad” from mid-October said the brothers were “trying to do everything right.” In the case of the smaller of the two, “actual radicalization in the sense of established extremist views or behavior patterns could not be determined based on previous interactions.”
But investigators also found something on the cell phone of the young man, who was only 14 at the time of the Vienna Pride Parade, that indicated the young man had become radicalized. He is said to have created and edited propaganda material promoting terrorism, used a chat group to raise funds to purchase weapons for the Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) and said he would be killed as soon as possible. Wanted to join ISKP in Afghanistan. As he grew up.