Argentine first division match delayed by bomb threat

Jan 29, 2018, 12:47 IST | IANS

An Argentine first division football match between Huracan and River Plate was delayed almost two hours after a bomb scare

This photo released by Noticias Argentinas shows the crowds outside and the federal police explosives brigade vehicles arriving at the Tomas Duco stadium in Buenos Aires because of a bomb scare that delayed an Argentine first division football match between Huracan and River Plate. Pic/AFP
This photo released by Noticias Argentinas shows the crowds outside and the federal police explosives brigade vehicles arriving at the Tomas Duco stadium in Buenos Aires because of a bomb scare that delayed an Argentine first division football match between Huracan and River Plate. Pic/AFP

An Argentine first division football match between Huracan and River Plate was delayed almost two hours after a bomb scare. The Tomas Duco stadium in Buenos Aires was evacuated around an hour before the scheduled 7.15 p.m. kick-off following a threatening telephone call, officials said on Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Authorities spent almost two hours searching the venue before giving permission for the match to go ahead. "Huracan's stadium has been given the all-clear ... finally the game will start at 9.10 p.m.," River Plate said on Twitter. The match is part of the 13th round of Argentina's Superliga season which resumed this week after a month-long summer recess.

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