The Champions-League-Game between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco was canceled after a explosion at the team bus, according to the Fußball-Bundesligaklub (Football-Bundesliga-Club). The next match will be on Wednesday at 6.45 pm (CET).
Three explosives exploded short after the team bus of the BVB (Borusia Dortmund) drove from the hotel to the stadium, reported the Police Departmend Dortmund. The Football Club said that the bus was damaged at two positions. The Player Marc Bartra was taken to the hospital, so was the managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke. He has injuries at hand and arm, but their are no life-threatening conditions for Barta. The team is shocked.
LIVE UPDATE (EST)
5.45 p.m.: The press conference is over.
5.35 p.m.: The discovered suspicious object at the crime scene is an explosive-like object. But it's unlit, said the police spokesman Gregor Lange.She pleads for no speculations.
5.25 p.m.: Defender Marc Bartra is being operated, said BVB speaker Sascha Fligge.
5.20 p.m.: Recording to BILD: The police in Munich will stay all night in the front of the hotel where Real Madrid has their residence. Tomorrow is the match between FC Bayern München and Real Madrid. The police wears bullet proof vests. The team bus is in safety.
5.08 p.m.: The State Office of Criminal Investigations (LKA) starts their investigation said a speaker of the police.
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5.03 p.m.: The local residents supply the police officers with coffee.
4.58 p.m.: The Bundespolizei (federal police) of North Rhine-Westphalia said thank you to departing fans.
4.51 p.m.: Football club BVB canceled via Twitter all stadium tours on Wednesday, 12 April.
4.40 p.m.: The police discovered a suspicious object at the crime scene. Further information is not known.
4.26 p.m.: The press conference is scheduled for 11 p.m. (German time, 5 p.m. EST) at the police department Dortmund.
4.15 p.m.: Recording to BILD: The Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy cited the BVB defender Lukasz Piszczek: “When we were driving next to the cars, a bomb exploded at the fence. Bartra has lacerations in his arm. He is at the hospital.”
4.05 p.m.: The government spokesman Steffen Seibert tweeted: “Bless you, @MarcBartra! Big reaktions from the Monaco-Fans. Tonight everyone is on the side of the @BVB.”
3.58 p.m.: Minister of Justice Heiko Maas is shocked. He tweeted: “Shocking news. Our thoughts are with @BVB. You'll never walk alone!" #BVBASM”
3.53 p.m.: The crime scene is located at the Wittbräucker Straße/Schirrmannweg in Höchsten, a part of Dortmund. The police barred the area. The explosives were in a hedge at the roadside, according to the tabloid newspaper BILD. The driverside faced away from the hedge and the roadside. Police spokesman Wortmann said that all action forces in Dortmund are mobilized. They will work all night long.
3.21 p.m.: The explosives were placed close to the exit of the hotel. Until now there are no more information about the backgrounds.
3.11 p.m.: The police is doing their forensics work with a drone, recording to their Twitter account.
Patrick Klapetz is our German correspondent. His specialty is science, culture and media psychology. He studies Media-Management and Journalism at the Jade University of Applied Science.
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