Dortmund attack: Arrest made, terrorism suspected

The fixture has been rescheduled for Wednesday evening.

Pictures show some of the bus' windows were smashed and tyres were burst by the blasts. Bartra, who has played 29 games in all competitions for Dortmund this season, was treated at the scene and hospitalized. Spanish defender Marc Bartra suffered injuries to his arm and wrist.

One man, reportedly with "an Islamist background", has been detained according to prosecutors.

"Due to the ongoing investigation I can't give more information about the content".

The papers said that experts were reviewing the note to try to establish its authenticity.

Ms Koehler says the letter at the attack site demands the withdrawal of German Tornado reconnaissance jets from Turkey and the closure of the United States' Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

The letter also mentioned Germany's deployment of Tornado reconnaissance missions as part of an worldwide coalition against Islamic State.

The interior minister of the North Rhine-Westphalia region has since described the letter as "unusual".

It said a message posted on an anti-fascism online portal said the attack was in retaliation for the club's soft approach toward neo-Nazi and racist fans.

A Dortmund player and a police officer were injured when three roadside blasts were set off as the team headed to a Champions League game against Monaco on April 11.

Police have searched the apartments of both suspects, one of whom has been arrested, the prosecutor confirmed Wednesday.

Defender Marc Bartra was the only player seriously injured in the attack, which occurred around 1915 local time in the German city, just just six miles away from the club's Signal Iduna Park stadium.

"We were all appalled yesterday when we heard about the attack on the bus with the players of BVB in Dortmund", she added, praising Dortmund fans for offering accommodation to AS Monaco fans after the postponement.

"They've got another match at the weekend". "Some people think football fans are insane or violent, but the true values of football is what the Dortmund fans made with their hospitality yesterday".

Officials have insisted they will do everything they can to protect fans.

  • Angelo Rivera