Worried BVB and Werkself fans: Because of a suspicious vehicle on the stadium forecourt, the 81,365 spectators of the top Bundesliga game between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen (1-0) were not allowed to leave the stadium immediately after the final whistle. About half an hour after the final whistle, there was an all-clear and an explanation.

    In the arena on Saturday evening, from five minutes before the end of the game, it was announced several times that “due to a police operation outside the stadium” all fans must remain in their seats.

    “A suspicious vehicle with a running engine was found in the area of ​​parking lot E3,” tweeted the Dortmund police shortly afterwards: “Since it cannot be ruled out that this vehicle could pose a danger, all stadium visitors are asked not to close the stadium after the end of the game leaving.”

    The first “measures to eliminate the dangerous situation” are being taken. So that the police measures can be carried out undisturbed, the police asked that people also avoid the area around the stadium.

    Around 30 minutes after the final whistle, BVB announced that the game was over and that the stadium could be left in an orderly manner. More detailed information followed shortly thereafter.

    “As part of the police investigation, we were able to clarify that there was no danger from the vehicle. The engine was running due to a technical defect. We thank you for your careful behavior and understanding,” said the Dortmund police.

    A person could be identified who could be assigned to the suspicious vehicle in parking lot E3. “There is no danger from this person or from the vehicle,” said a spokeswoman.

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