Heavily armed policemen in front of the HDI Arena in Hannover tonight instead of football fans. The friendly between the national teams of Germany and the Netherlands has been cancelled due to concrete explosion plans. The President of the Police of Hannover Volker Kluwe told German TV tonight that the police have “serious indications of a planned bomb attack at the stadium tonight,” he recommended for people in Hannover to remain at their homes and to avoid gathering in larger groups.
The stadium in Hannover has been evacuated shortly after the first people entered. The busses with the national teams hadn’t arrived at the stadium yet, Bild.de reports. There are rumours about a first aid vehicle in which explosives were found.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and members of the cabinet were set to attend tonight’s match.