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Germany vs Holland friendly called off due to suspicious activity

Updated: 18 November 2015 01:00 IST - Published: 18 November 2015 00:07 IST
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The local media reveal that an ambulance has been spotted with explosives attached next to the ground.
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Just in: The German national team were not present in the stadium, but now have been taken away to an unconfirmed location.
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Former Dutch International Ruud Gullit was present in the stadium as well.
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England scout Alan Cork is also present in Hannover. Here's what he had to say:
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This comes in the backdrop of the horrific terror attacks that struck Paris which saw 129 innocent civilians lose their lives just four days ago. European countries have been on high alert since the Paris carnage. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to attend the game along with other government ministers in a show of solidarity with the French. [Photo courtesy: Bild]
This comes in the backdrop of the horrific terror attacks that struck Paris which saw 129 innocent civilians lose their lives just four days ago. European countries have been on high alert since the Paris carnage. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to attend the game along with other government ministers in a show of solidarity with the French. [Photo courtesy: Bild]
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Translation: "There were serious plans to bring something to the explosion," said Lower Saxony Police President Volker Kluwe.
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Translation: "The police are talking about 'concrete threat situation.' The stadium has been fully cleared. SEC forces are on the ground."
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An Associated Press reporter was not allowed to enter the stadium.
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According to the Guardian, Police spokesperson Stephanie Weiss revealed that a suspicious suitcase was spotted. Hence, the evacuation. The match was eventually called off by the police. This news comes in just after a few days since the attacks in Paris with Germany playing France at the the Stade De France, one of the places attacked.