Explosion Outside Of Borussia Dortmund Bus Leaves One Player Injured, Game Postponed

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.

#BREAKING Explosion near Dortmund #football team bus, one injured – police

— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 11, 2017

What Happened?

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.

Marc Batra's injury is not serious. Thank goodness. Thoughts with the whole Dortmund team tonight 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Qmkejfyq3x

— BigSp⚽️rt (@BigSportGB) April 11, 2017

UPDATE 4/12: Police say an arrest has been made.

#BREAKING: German prosecutors say an arrest made in Borussia Dortmund bus attack investigation pic.twitter.com/a2wph7kcPi

— 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

Dortmund confirm a "bomb explosion" as team bus left their hotel. Players safe, they say.@Bild reporting Bartra injured. All very worrying https://t.co/fio8CethgR

— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) April 11, 2017

The explosion is said to have happened when the bus was at the team hotel. The stadium is reportedly safe.

Borussia Dortmund

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.

Monaco fans chanting 'Dortmund' in support of the explosion tonight. 👏🏻pic.twitter.com/B4yqEbHCxD

— PurelyFootball UK (@PurelyFootball) April 11, 2017

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