A bomb disposal police unit has arrived at the Audi Dome in Munich after the Bavarian venue was evacuated following a bomb threat.
Heiko Niedderer, a sports journalist at the German newspaper Bild, revealed that attendees were “cleared” from the Audi Dome on social media.
Writing on Twitter, Mr Niedderer said: “JHV Bayern just over – suddenly there is a bomb threat, the hall has to be cleared!”
In subsequent updates, the Bayern Munich and German national team reporter added: “Police come, soon explosives experts.
“Sonderkommando is coming. Mood tense.
“Stately police presence now at the Audi Dome.”
Bayern Munich President Herbert Hainer also addressed concerns about the bomb threat.
Speaking to Bild, the 68-year-old ex-Adidas CEO said: “I know that the police have been alerted.
“The USK arrives, a clearing squad. Unfortunately, I don’t know more at the moment.
“It’s really a shame: After such an event, I wanted to sit down with the members and have a beer.
“I wanted to talk to our followers and exchange ideas.
“That had to be stopped from now on. It’s a really ugly ending!”
Mr Hainer concluded Bayern’s general meeting at 10.42pm (9.42pm GMT).
The bomb threat message was shared with attendees at 11.15pm (10.15pm GMT).
The incident also occurred just one day before a key fixture in Bayern Munich’s season.
The 31-time Bundesliga champions, who currently languish outside of an automatic Champions League spot in fifth place, face second-in-the-table SC Freiburg at Bayern’s 75,000-capacity Allianz Arena tomorrow.
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