BREAKING: Milan’s Metro Evacuated After Bomb Scare Ahead Of Champions League Final
Milan’s metro station has been evacuated after a suspicious package was discovered.
Two lines on Milan’s metro service have also been suspended in light of the bomb scare – line 1, between Cairoli and Pagano, and line 2, between Garibaldi and Porta Genova.
Police said the suspicious package was found on the stairs outside Cadorna, one of the busiest stations in the city, reports the Mirror.
The Italian city’s San Siro stadium is set to host the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid tonight and, understandably, officials in Milan are on high alert.
Thousands of football fans are expected to travel through the station today for the final.
The bomb scare comes soon after the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency said Daesh militants have Euro 2016 in their sights.
Fears of a terrorist attack on the championships grew following the coordinated attacks across France last year which killed 130 people, with assaults on cafes, bars, a football stadium and a music hall across Paris, the city set to host the Euro 2016 this summer.
A John Lewis store in Liverpool, UK has also been evacuated today after ‘suspicious object’ was found.
UPDATE: Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport is now reporting that the suspicious package in Milan was, in fact, only a bag of baby’s toys.
Cameras captured a woman leave parcels on one of the staircases at the crowded Piazza Cardona entrance.
However, once the station was evacuated and the city police investigated the bag, they only found gifts for children inside.