Jamie Sanderson for Metro.co.ukSunday 15 Nov 2015 10:18 am
Revealed: Hero security guard stopped bomber from entering France v Germany game
Football fans get instructions from police after France v Germany (Picture: Getty)
Countless numbers of football fans could have been killed or severely injured during the France v Germany match on Saturday – if it wasn’t for the actions of one heroic security guard.
The Wall Street Journal reports that one of the suicide bombers involved in the Paris attacks outside the Stade de France had a match ticket.
But as he tried to enter the stadium minutes after kick-off, a security guard identified only as Zouheir located an explosive device after deciding to search a man who attempted to get in near the player’s tunnel.
The bomber then backed away before deciding to detonate his device.
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins apparently claimed that he was wearing a vest which contained explosives and bolts, with the idea of causing maximum damage once inside the stadium.
Football fans gather on the field of the Stade de France stadium following the friendly football match between France and Germany in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 13, 2015, after a series of gun attacks across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. Three loud explosions were heard outside France's national stadium during the first half of a friendly international football match between France and Germany. At least four people died outside the glittering venue which staged the 1998 World Cup final with several others seriously hurt. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands of supporters were in the stadium (Picture: Getty)
Shortly after this incident, a second suicide bomber detonated outside the stadium, while a third also blew himself up at a nearby McDonald’s.
One person died in the attacks, but it could have been much, much, worse.
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