Austria arrest ‘foils terror attack’ in Vienna
Wolfgang Sobotka said the 18-year-old was an Austrian citizen of a migrant background and there were “indications” of jihadist motives.
Police are warning the public to be alert and to report suspicious objects.
The arrest took place at about 17:00 GMT on Friday when special forces raided an apartment.
Mr Sobotka said the man had been under observation for several days.
“Our police forces managed in quick time to arrest a suspect and so prevent a potential terror attack in the federal capital Vienna,” he told reporters.
“The decisive leads came from foreign intelligence services.”