German soccer match cancelled after bomb threat at stadium

Hanover police hold the terrorist suspect at gunpoint.

Update (1650 EST): The German media initially reported that there were explosives in a vehicle disguised as an ambulance, but recent reports are conflicting.  According to the German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizierre, the decision to cancel the game was based upon concrete evidence of a threat.  Boris Pistorius, Lower Saxony’s interior minister claims that no explosives were found within the suspected terrorist’s vehicle.  It is not known at this time where the intelligence tip came from.

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A terrorist has been brought into custody by German authorities outside the HDI arena in Hanover, Germany.

The arrest was made just before a 745 PM GMT scheduled soccer match between Germany and Netherlands. Police were able to detain the suspect at 6:00 PM, preventing the match from starting.

Police say the suspect was found with an ambulance packed with explosives outside the stadium.

Hanover police hold the terrorist suspect at gunpoint.
Hanover police hold the terrorist suspect at gunpoint.

Hanover is about 480 miles northeast of Paris, where ISIS terrorists killed at least 129 people in a series of shootings and bombings Friday night.

According to the Mirror, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on her way to watch the match when the terrorist plot was discovered.

Reports claim the terrorist was found less than half a mile from the arena with the explosives.

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