Bomb scare at German national team Paris hotel


November 14, 2015
News media stand with French police at the site of a bomb threat in front of the Hotel Molitor where the German National football team were staying in Paris, France, on Novemebr 12, 2015. (AP Photo)


Germany's national football team was evacuated from its hotel in western Paris following a bomb threat yesterday morning.

The Hotel Molitor said an anonymous caller phoned in the threat at 9:50 a.m. Members of Germany's squad, who were to face France yesterday, and all other guests were immediately evacuated.

Police went on site with sniffer dogs to check for potential explosives, and a security perimeter was established around the hotel.

While the police did their search, Germany's players spent a few hours up the road at Roland Garros, home of the French Open.

Germany forward Lukas Podolski posted a photo of himself standing on court alongside midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and two other Germany team memberson his Twitter account .

"Die Mannschaft came for a little visit in Roland Garros this morning. No cleats on the clay guys!" Roland Garros tweeted on its official feed.

At about 2 p.m., the team bus drove out of the tennis complex and made it back to the nearby hotel after police cordons had been removed and the road reopened.

Team members then stepped off the bus and reconvened in the hotel lobby.

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