The Bruges police Tuesday evening at 17.30 a credible message is received that there is a chance of an attack existed in the Jan breydel stadium, where the friendly interland Belgium-Japan took place. The Ocam was an urgent threat assessment requested.
“In consultation with the organizers and the mayor of Bruges, it was decided the public not to worry, but the access control to the stadium to sharpen. This was done by use of metal detectors and explosievenhonden in search of supporters. Armed police officers were in different places caught on’, late chief Dirk Van Nuffel of the Bruges police know.
‘In addition to the traffic problems around the stadium to reach, because a lot of supporters to their gps instead of the signs following, were the tighter controls the cause that a lot of supporters in the beginning of the match and had to miss’, according to the police. Only after half an hour were all supporters in the stadium. “During the race, a reassuring result of the Ocad received”, says the still.
Organizers, the government and the police rely on the concept of the Red Devil fans for the taken security measures.’