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Borusia Dortmund Attack: Police Investigate Letter at Scene

Crime | April 12, 2017, Wednesday @ 10:02| 69 views

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German police are searching for suspects after explosions hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team, injuring a player, the BBC reported.

The state prosecutor said a letter found near the scene was being examined as part of the investigation.

It seems to include a claim of having carried out the attack, and its authenticity is being investigated.

Player Marc Bartra underwent an operation after breaking a bone in his wrist. No other players were hurt.

Borussia Dortmund were on their way to their home Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco, when "three explosive charges had detonated", police said.

The incident was at Hoechsten, outside the city, at about 19:00 local time.

The first indications were that this was an "attack with serious explosives", they said.

Pictures from the scene showed the bus's windows broken and tyres burst in the blasts.

In a news conference, the head of Dortmund police said it was a targeted attack on the team. Several reports said the explosives had been hidden in a hedge.

Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki told Swiss news outlet Blick that the bus had turned on to the main road when there was a loud noise.

Players ducked to the floor of the bus, not knowing if there would be any more, he said.


Tags: suspects, explosions, investigation, Borussia Dortmund, police, football

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