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.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 11, 2017
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.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) April 12, 2017
Police are saying that three explosions took place.
Police have confirmed that 3 explosions took place near the Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus in Germany
— NPR (@NPR) April 11, 2017
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.
Dortmund Police: Currently no indication the explosions were terror related but it was "an attack with serious explosive devices."
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) April 11, 2017
Team bus attacked on way to the stadium. Not a lot of information we currently have but one person is injured.
— BVB English (@BVB_English) April 11, 2017
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKay) April 11, 2017
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.