Suspect Arrested in Connection With BVB Bus Attack as Shrapnel & Metal Pins Found in Headrest

Kavan Flavius

One person has been arrested in connection with the attack on Borussia Dortmund's team bus in Germany on Tuesday, according to Sky Sports.

The Champions League clash between Dortmund and Monaco - set for Tuesday - had to be pushed back a day because of a shocking bombing incident which took place near the German side's team bus ahead of the would-be match and left defender Marc Bartra hospitalised.

Sky report a German prosecutor has claimed that one individual has since been arrested, while  local police have also revealed that two further suspects have an Islamic background and that the explosives used contained metal pins which had pierced a headrest of a bus seat, as per  ​RT.

Bartra, who was the only player injured in the bombing, suffered a broken wrist and has already completed a successful surgery.

Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga
Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga

And the team, now poised to play out their tie, went through a training session on Wednesday morning.

The club's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke paid the team a visit before training to help boost spirits.

"I have just told the team in the dressing room to show society that we will not bow to terror," he told the club's website (H/T ​Goal).

"The BVB family was particularly strong when it had to cope with difficult situations.

"This is perhaps the most difficult situation we have had in the past decades and I am sure that we will show ourselves as BVB as strong and united as never before.

"We do not just play for us. We play for everyone. No matter whether Borussian, Bavarian or Schalke.

"We want to show that terror and hatred can never determine our actions. And of course we play for Marc Bartra, who wants to see his team win!

"We ask all BVB fans to support our team with full energy for 90 minutes."

Kavan Flavius is a regular contributor to the Official Chelsea Guest Fan Blog, find him on Twitter@KavanFlavius.


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