Reports are coming in that there has been an explosion near or on the Dortmund team bus while it was traveling to their home stadium for Tuesday’s Champions League game against Monaco. Continue below for the full story.
A bomb explosion on or near the Dortmund team bus has been reported. One player, possibly defender Marc Bartra, is said to be injured and on his way to the hospital. However, the injury is not believed to be serious.
UPDATE 4/12: Police say an arrest has been made.
Police are saying that three explosions took place.
Local police said they were at the scene following an explosion that shattered the windows of the bus.
“It is not yet possible to say exactly what the explosion was or exactly where something exploded,” a police statement said. However, Police do believe this was a targeted attack.
The explosion is said to have happened when the bus was at the team hotel. The stadium is reportedly safe.
Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund, commonly known as Borussia Dortmund, BVB, or simply Dortmund, is a German sports club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia.
The team’s match against Monaco today has been suspended and moved to April 12.
Fans at Dortmund’s stadium are chanting the team name at this moment.