More scary news from Europe. A German stadium was evacuated on Nov. 17 after police found ‘concrete evidence’ that someone planned to detonate a bomb. Reports claim an ambulance full of explosives was found. We have the details.
A friendly soccer game between Germany and the Netherlands was cancelled on Nov. 17 after police had ‘concrete evidence’ that someone planned to bomb the German stadium. Reports are coming out that an ambulance full of explosives has been found nearby, and everyone was forced to evacuate the stadium. Here’s what we know.
This is horrifying. An evacuation of a soccer stadium in Hannover, Germany on Nov. 17 sounds eerily similar to the events at the Stade De France four days prior, in the Paris attacks that killed 129 people on Nov. 13. German police cancelled a friendly soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands, asking everyone in the stadium to leave because they “had concrete evidence that someone wanted to set off an explosive device inside the stadium,” according to CNN. NY Post reports that a local German newspaper claims police then found a truck made to look like an ambulance, full of explosives, outside.
Fans were mostly outside of the stadium when it was evacuated, since there was still an hour and a half before the game. They were asked to go home, remain calm, and not collect in groups. The German team was still en route to the game and the bus was sent to a secure location.
This comes just four days after the Paris attacks on Nov. 13, where Germany’s soccer team was playing the French team. The Stade de France was evacuated after a terrorist detonated a suicide belt outside of the stadium, killing one person. Like the Paris attack, German officials were expected to be at the game. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and at least three other top government officials were expected to be at the game, Merkel’s office said to CNN. They were there to show that terrorism would not stop their daily lives or pride in their country.
It seems that this attack may have thankfully been foiled, but our prayers are with Germany while they secure the city of Hannover. So far, no one has been hurt. Our sincerest hope is that it stays that way.
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— Emy LaCroix