BREAKING – German Soccer Team Bus Hit by Three Explosions; One Player Injured
Police say one person was injured when three explosions went off near the bus of German soccer team Borussia Dortmund as it was traveling to a Champions League match on Tuesday, Fox News reports.
Fox News reports:
Borussia Dortmund’s defender Marc Bartra was injured in the incident, the team said. Dortmund said Bartra was “in safety” and that “there is no danger in and around the stadium.”
The chief executive of the team said Bartra was injured on the arm and hand when three explosions went off near the team bus.
Dortmund Chief Executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said the injuries to the Spanish defender Tuesday night are “nothing life-threatening.”
t was unclear what caused the explosions ahead of the first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco, which was later called off and rescheduled for Wednesday.
Police in Dortmund said investigators “are working on the assumption” that the explosions that the team’s bus were caused by “serious explosive devices.”
Dortmund police said the devices that went off near the bus as German team Borussia Dortmund was leaving its hotel for a match Tuesday night “may have been hidden in a hedge near a parking area.”
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Pictures of the Dortmund bus following the explosion. pic.twitter.com/TDBR5zAU7v
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