Brief excitement in Dortmund: "suspicious vehicle" leads to police action

When the exciting final phase between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen took place on Saturday evening, a repeated announcement in the stadium caused fearful looks. Due to a police operation, fans should not leave Signal-Iduna-Park after the final whistle.

When the BVB pros celebrated the close and happy 1-0 win, the police were still busy outside.


A broken car at Signal-Iduna-Park caused a stir towards the end of the Bundesliga game between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen (1-0).

The police had asked the spectators in the form of a stadium announcement, which was made several times in the final turns of the game by the stadium announcer, to stay in the stadium because of a “suspicious vehicle with the engine running”.

“A suspicious vehicle with a running engine has been detected in the E3 parking area.” At this point in time, “it could not be ruled out” “that this vehicle could pose a risk”. The spectators were initially not allowed to leave the arena “so that the police measures can be carried out undisturbed,” the Dortmund police wrote on Twitter.

The all-clear finally came 23 minutes after the final whistle, around 8:50 p.m. “As part of the police investigation, we were able to clarify that the vehicle posed no danger. The engine was running due to a technical defect,” the police said.

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