Germany: Football stadium evacuated due to “security concerns”

0stadium171115
Hanover, this evening Photo Credit: Twitter / Channel 2 News

The football match between Germany and Holland that was supposed to take place this evening was canceled minutes before kickoff and the HDI Arena in Hanover was evacuated, apparently after a suspicious object was located at the stadium. Reports have come in that a truck bomb disguised as an ambulance was discovered outside of the stadium.

The football match between Germany and Holland that was supposed to take place this evening (Tuesday) in Hanover was canceled minutes before kickoff due to “security concerns”. Apparently, the stadium was evacuated after a suspicious object was located at the site. Reports have come in that the German Police discovered a truck bomb disguised as an ambulance outside of Hanover football stadium, but they have not been fully confirmed.

A short while later, the TUI Arena concert hall in Hanover was also evacuated, due to a security alert. Meanwhile, a British Airways aircraft that was on its way from London to Boston was forced to perform an emergency landing after one of the passengers tried to break into the cockpit.

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium Photo Credit: Twitter / Channel 2 News

Earlier today, another football event was canceled – a friendly match between Belgium and Spain that was planned for this evening – in fear of a terror attack. A friendly match between France and England is also planned for this evening at Wembley Stadium in London, after the previous match between the two teams at the Stade de France was brought to a shocking halt during the weekend due to the terror attacks in Paris. Wembley was lit with the colors of the French flag in solidarity with the French people.

Belgium fears that the terrorists who fled the scene of the attacks in Paris crossed over the border into Belgium and will attempt to pull off another terror attack in the country before security forces are able to capture them. “Taking into account the exceptional circumstances, we couldn’t take any risk in the matter of the security of our players and supporters,” the Belgian Football Federation explained.

Be the first to comment

Advertisements