1 Suspect Detained In Dortmund Bus Attack

1 Suspect Detained In Dortmund Bus Attack

by | 12th April 2017
Borussia Dortmund bus explosion.

German authorities have detained a suspect with “Islamist links” following a bomb attack on the bus of the Borussia Dortmund football team.


Three explosive devices shattered windows and injured a player, Spanish defender Marc Bartra, 26, on the Borussia Dortmund team bus Tuesday evening local time as the German squad was en route to its home Champions League match against AS Monaco.


The prosecutor’s office said the devices, which were hidden behind a bush, contained metal fragments and had a reach of 100 meters (109 yards).


Prosecutors are treating the blasts as a terrorist attack but say the precise motive is unclear at present.


One of several claims of responsibility for the attack mentioned a demand for the withdrawal of German Tornado jets from Syria and the closure of the US Air Force’s Ramstein air base in Germany.


The match between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco was postponed after news of the attack but was rescheduled for Wednesday night.