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Feb 20, 2017

Budapest bomber finally admits attack

The suspect, named only as László P, has admitted that he was the hooded figure who can be seen on security footage near the site that evening and that the remains of his rucksack were found at the site after the explosion

The man detained for throwing a bomb at two police officers in Budapest last September has admitted his role in the attack, it has been revealed.

The suspect, named only as László P, has admitted that he was the hooded figure who can be seen on security footage recorded near the site that evening and that the remains of his rucksack were found at the site after the explosion.

News outlets MTI, M1, Velvet and PestiSrácok cited the suspect’s lawyer Tamás Brunner as the source of the information.

Andrea Nagy, spokeswoman of the central investigation chief prosecutor's office, said that the suspect was questioned on Wednesday and Thursday but added that revealing further details would jeopardize the success of the investigation. His interrogation will continue on Monday (today), she said.

Two police officers were wounded, one of them with life-threatening injuries, when the bomb exploded near a ground-floor shop entrance in Budapest’s central Terez Avenue in the late hours of September 24. The suspect was detained in Keszthely in western Hungary on October 19th.