Germany-Netherlands friendly called off due to "security threat"

Germany-Netherlands friendly called off due to "security threat"
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A friendly between the German and Dutch national football teams has been cancelled, reportedly because of a bomb threat. The stadium in the city of

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A friendly between the German and Dutch national football teams has been cancelled, reportedly because of a bomb threat.

The stadium in the city of Hannover is being evacuated.

Germany-Netherlands soccer game in Hanover called off for fear of a bomb attack: https://t.co/HaBQXHIeMVpic.twitter.com/6UTm4iLoRQ

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 17, 2015

Una ambulancia llena de explosivos ha sido encontrada frente al estadio de Hannover. BILD</a> <a href="https://t.co/UhSmzUVovI">pic.twitter.com/UhSmzUVovI</a></p>&mdash; Antonio Llinares (Astoraka) November 17, 2015

A “specific threat” prompted the evacuations according to German newspaper BILD, citing police sources.

#Bild pakt ook even groots uit. #Hannover. Ik zal maar even niks zeggen over paniekvoetbal… pic.twitter.com/ACbhcq3cFU

— Martie Verhoeven (@mv040) November 17, 2015

German press agency DPA says security services have received information about a potential terrorist attack “that should be taken seriously,”.

People leaving the stadium have been told to go home by police.

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