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Germany: Fake gun leads armed police to shutdown Dortmund rapper's luxury video-shoot01:10

Germany: Fake gun leads armed police to shutdown Dortmund rapper's luxury video-shoot

Germany, Dortmund
April 13, 2017 at 15:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

German Special Forces swiftly surrounded and searched four men in Dortmund city centre, Wednesday, after they were seen posing for a video holding what was believed to be a real gun.

The operation came on the same day that Borussia Dortmund (BVB) were playing AS Monaco in the Champions League quarter-final at their home grounds, after the match was rescheduled from Tuesday following an attack on the team’s bus.

Several passers-by triggered the alarm after seeing the group of men posing next to two luxury sports cars with what were later discovered to be fake guns. Armed police quickly responded to the call due to the high level of security in the city.

Although police first reported that the group was filming a music video, later reports state that the men were posing for a wedding video. The four men, one of whom was a rapper, were shortly released after being arrest, receiving only a reprimand for violating weapons laws.

The BVB team was on its way to Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion stadium for their Champions League quarter-final home game against AS Monaco, when three explosive devices went off on the road next to the bus.

Football player Marc Bartra who was injured in the blasts was taken to hospital to receive treatment for a broken wrist. The team has confirmed that Bartra's operation was successful. Police stated that they are treating the incident as a targeted attack on the team bus.

Germany: Fake gun leads armed police to shutdown Dortmund rapper's luxury video-shoot01:10
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German Special Forces swiftly surrounded and searched four men in Dortmund city centre, Wednesday, after they were seen posing for a video holding what was believed to be a real gun.

The operation came on the same day that Borussia Dortmund (BVB) were playing AS Monaco in the Champions League quarter-final at their home grounds, after the match was rescheduled from Tuesday following an attack on the team’s bus.

Several passers-by triggered the alarm after seeing the group of men posing next to two luxury sports cars with what were later discovered to be fake guns. Armed police quickly responded to the call due to the high level of security in the city.

Although police first reported that the group was filming a music video, later reports state that the men were posing for a wedding video. The four men, one of whom was a rapper, were shortly released after being arrest, receiving only a reprimand for violating weapons laws.

The BVB team was on its way to Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion stadium for their Champions League quarter-final home game against AS Monaco, when three explosive devices went off on the road next to the bus.

Football player Marc Bartra who was injured in the blasts was taken to hospital to receive treatment for a broken wrist. The team has confirmed that Bartra's operation was successful. Police stated that they are treating the incident as a targeted attack on the team bus.

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