Acting on a report from Israeli intelligence services of an imminent terrorist attack, Germany emptied a soccer stadium full of people, according to the German magazine Stern on Wednesday.
The incident occurred at Hanover Stadium on November 17, four days after the attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.
Israeli and German authorities assessed the threat as highly credible, coming as it did with specific times and targets being mentioned. Hanover stadium was one of them.
Earlier in the evening, Hanover Police president Volker Kluwe said there were “specific indications” of a bomb plot.
“We had received specific indications that an attack with explosives was planned,” Kluwe told NDR state broadcaster. “We took them seriously and that is why we took the measures,”
Soon after the stadium was cleared, an ambulance loaded with explosives was discovered parked outside.
Police also evacuated Hanover’s TUI multi-purpose arena where a concert was about to start, and a suspicious object was found at a local train station.