Burkhard Jung, Lord Mayor of Leipzig, sits on his desk in the city hall of Leipzig, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Three Syrians who overwhelmed a fugitive wanted in an alleged Islamist extremist bomb plot and handed him over to police were hailed as heroes in Germany Tuesday, helping temper anti-migrant sentiment fueled in part by fears of such attacks.Jaber al-Bakr, 22, was tied up and held by three fellow Syrians who alerted police in the eastern city of Leipzig in Saxony. He was arrested early Monday – nearly two days after he evaded officers during a raid on an apartment about 80 kilometers away from where the police found explosives.Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung thanked the Syrians, whom authorities are not identifying out of concern they could become targets for acts of retaliation.Bakr, who had been granted asylum in Germany, was among 890,000 migrants who arrived in the country last year, many of them from Syria.
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