Borussia Dortmund have announced that their team bus has been involved in a “bomb explosion” near the team hotel ahead of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg against AS Monaco in Dortmund on Tuesday.
The game was then postponed.
One person was injured — Dortmund defender Marc Bartra, who required surgery in hospital and is said to have minor injuries — while the players have been placed in security and fans in the stadium were initially told to remain in place.
Dortmund released several updates on Twitter about the attack and after being in close contact with UEFA the game was moved to Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. ET.
“Bomb explosion on the team bus at the team hotel. Player in security. No danger in and at the stadium. More information to follow,” Dortmund said in its first notice about the attack.
Initial photos showed damage to the team bus with broken windows evident as reports stated three explosions took place.
It has since been reported by German media that a note was found near the scene and German police stated they “assume serious explosives” were used in the attack.