Investigators release details of Borussia Dortmund bus attack

Investigators release details of Borussia Dortmund bus attack


Police have revealed the first details into their investigation of the Borussia Dortmund bus attack on Wednesday morning AEST, suggesting the team was “targeted”.

The German giants saw their team bus hit by three explosives around 7pm local time, with defender Marc Barta admitted to hospital with injuries to his hand.

Dortmund chief of police Gregor Lange described the incident as a “targeted attack on the BVB Team Bus”, before further describing the attack: “At 19:15 CET, there were three explosions in the vicinity of the hotel in which the BVB team had been guests and were leaving to travel to the stadium.”

Despite releasing some details of the investigation, police were unable to confirm if the incident was a terrorist attack.

Although, public prosecutor Sandra Lücke revealed there had been a “discovery of a letter” following the attack, which is being “checked in detail for authenticity”.

With the match having been rescheduled for Thursday morning AEST, Lücke stressed everything possible was being done to ensure the safety of players and supporters.

“The stadium and the surrounding area remain the focal point for police,” he said.

“We’re preparing a major police presence for tomorrow and will do everything humanly possible to ensure the match can take place safely.”