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Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, right, reacts to Ousmane Embele, left, during a training session prior the Champions League quarterfinal, first leg, soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, Germany, Monday, April 10, 2017. The match is on Tuesday in Dortmund. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Monaco fans were decked out in Borussia Dortmund's team colors as a sign of solidarity


UPDATE 8:46 p.m. EST:

After Borussia Dortmund rescheduled a match following a bomb attack on its bus, Monaco fans stood in solidarity with the German team by wearing black and yellow, AFP reported. Before kick-off, Monaco fans piled into the German club's boutique to snag some Dortmund gear.

"We've sold hundreds of scarves and jerseys since this morning, and it's almost only the French who've been buying," said Sultan Karakas, who was manning the boutique's till.

UPDATE April 12, 9:13 a.m. EST:

A suspect has been arrested in the bombing of a German bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team, CNN reports.

German authorities suspect "terrorist involvement" in the attack. The arrested suspect and an additional suspect are both on the "Islamist spectrum," federal prosecutor's spokeswoman Frauke Koehler said. 

UPDATE 4:36 p.m. EST:

Germany police in the city of Dortmund said investigators "are working on the assumption" that the three explosions that rocked a profess soccer team's bus were caused by "serious explosive devices," according to the Associated Press.

They added that the devices went off as the bus was leaving a hotel for a match Tuesday night and that they ""may have been hidden in a hedge near a parking area."

Dortmund defender Marc Bartra was injured in the arm and hand.

The postponed game was rescheduled for Wednesday.

ORIGINAL STORY: A player on the German soccer team Borussia Dortmund was injured Tuesday when a series of explosions erupted near the team's bus, the Associated Press reported. The explosions occurred ahead of the Champions League quarterfinal match against Monaco.

Though the soccer team didn't formally identify the injured player, German media outlets are reporting that it was Marc Bartra of Spain.

North Rhine-Westphalia police spokesman Gunnar Wortmann said there were "three explosions near the team bus as they left the hotel to go to the stadium" and that "there was one player injured inside and damage to a window."

Dortmund said the player was "in safety" and "there is no danger in and around the stadium."

According to the BBC, the match against Monaco has been postponed due to the blasts.


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