A German court has convicted a man on 28 counts of attempted murder in last year’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team’s bus.

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018 file photo Sergej W., no family name given due to German privacy laws, who is charged with detonating three bombs targeting the Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus in April 2017, arrives for the second day of his trial at a German state court in Dortmund, Germany. The court in Dortmund is expected to pass sentence on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Bernd Thissen/Pool photo via AP, file)
FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2018 file photo Sergej W., no family name given due to German privacy laws, who is charged with detonating three bombs targeting the Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus in April 2017, arrives for the second day of his trial at a German state court in Dortmund, Germany. The court in Dortmund is expected to pass sentence on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Bernd Thissen/Pool photo via AP, file)

The dpa news agency reported that the defendant, who has been identified only as Sergej W. in line with German privacy rules, was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the Dortmund state court on Tuesday.

FILE - In this April 19, 2017 file photo Dortmund's Marc Bartra wears a cast on his arms after he was injured in the explosion as he sits on the bench before the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Monaco and Dortmund at the Louis II stadium in Monaco. The court in Dortmund is expected to pass sentence on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2018 against a German man on charges of setting of explosives to gamble with options on Dortmund shares. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, file)
FILE – In this April 19, 2017 file photo Dortmund’s Marc Bartra wears a cast on his arms after he was injured in the explosion as he sits on the bench before the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Monaco and Dortmund at the Louis II stadium in Monaco. The court in Dortmund is expected to pass sentence on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2018 against a German man on charges of setting of explosives to gamble with options on Dortmund shares. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, file)

Dortmund defender Marc Bartra and a police officer were injured when three explosions hit the team’s bus as it left a hotel in the western German city for a Champions League game on April 11, 2017.

FILE - In this April 11, 2017 file photo then Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel stands outside the team bus after it was damaged in an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany. The court in Dortmund is expected to pass sentence on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2018 against a German man on charges of setting of explosives to gamble with options on Dortmund shares. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
FILE – In this April 11, 2017 file photo then Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel stands outside the team bus after it was damaged in an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany. The court in Dortmund is expected to pass sentence on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2018 against a German man on charges of setting of explosives to gamble with options on Dortmund shares. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)

Prosecutors alleged that W. 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.

Source: The Associated Press

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