The German national football team were evacuated from their hotel in Paris on Friday morning, but have now returned after being given the all clear, The Guardian reports.
The Guardian states that The Hotel Molitor received an anonymous call at 9:50am local time on Friday, and that members of the Germany squad to take on France later in the evening were amongst the guests evacuated.
Police sent sniffer dogs into the hotel to check for explosive devices and a perimeter for security was established around the outside of the building and while police carried out their investigation at the scene, the Germany players made their way up to Roland Garros, the home of French tennis, to pass the time.
Former Arsenal star Lukas Podolaski uploaded a picture of himself alongside Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and two other Germany team members while standing court side.
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— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) November 13, 2015
“Die Mannschaft came for a little visit in Roland Garros this morning. No cleats on the clay guys!” Roland Garros tweeted on its official feed.
At around 2pm this afternoon the coach carrying the players set off from Roland Garros and made its way to a nearby hotel following the removal of police cordons and the road reopening.
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