Germany, Netherlands Soccer Match Canceled After Cops Find ‘Suspicious Suitcase’
UPDATE (3:10 pm, EST): The MirrorUK reports that security officials discovered a truck — disguised as an ambulance — “packed full of explosives” outside the stadium.
Tuesday’s soccer match between the German and Dutch men’s national teams was canceled after police found a “suspicious suitcase” at HDI Arena in Hannover.
According to ESPN, officials stopped allowing fans into the stadium after finding the suitcase. Earlier on Tuesday, a German newspaper had reported that police had received a “concrete threat” of an attack at the match.
An hour after the suitcase was discovered, officials formally cancelled the match and urged spectators already inside “to leave the stadium quickly, but without panic.”
This latest threat comes only four days after terrorists attacked several Paris locations, including an attempted suicide bombing at the France-Germany friendly. (VIDEO: See The Moment ISIS Terrorists Tried To Bomb The France-Germany Match)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and several members of her cabinet were expected to attend Tuesday’s match in Hannover.