Controlled explosion carried out near Stade de France hours before France v Iceland
France take on Iceland in the Euro 2016 quarter-final on Sunday night.
A controlled explosion took place close to the Stade de France hours before the Euro 2016 quarter-final between France and Iceland on Sunday evening.
Paul Hayward, a journalist with The Telegraph, posted on Twitter that a controlled explosion took place shortly after 5.30pm local time.
Controlled explosion near the Stade de France 5.32pm Paris time. Loud enough to sound like an uncontrolled one.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) July 3, 2016
Fans on their way to the game reported hearing a loud bang and, according to the Daily Mail, were told they could not continue because of a security scare.
— Simone Rovera (@SimoneRovera) July 3, 2016
News of the controlled explosion in the city follows on from a stampede in the Paris fanzone on Saturday night after a firecracker went off and caused mayhem during the Germany v Italy game.