Police chief confirms plan to attack Germany v Holland friendly

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The Chief of Police in Hannover has confirmed they have received information regarding plans to detonate an explosive device during Germany's friendly game against Holland this evening.

The match was postponed and the HDI Arena in Hannover was evacuated 90 minutes before the scheduled kick-off time, after a suspect package was reportedly found in the stadium. 

'We received concrete indications that somebody wanted to set off explosive charge in stadium', Volker Kluwe confirmed to Sky Sports in Germany.

Images have also emerged on Twitter of a man being held at gun-point by police, around a kilometre from the stadium. German source Kreiszeitung also claimed that an ambulance full of explosives was found near the ground, although that has not been substantiated as yet.

The incident occurred just days after the terrorist attacks in Paris which left 129 dead, in which France's friendly against Germany at the Stade de France was targeted. Three explosions, two near the ground, and one in a McDonald's nearby, were heard during the game. 

Neither the French FA or their German counterparts have released an official statement on the incident as yet.

Trains heading away from the stadium have been cancelled and there is a heavy police presence outside the stadium.

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