Model Heidi Klum and other cast members were taken to an undisclosed location after Klum’s TV show “Germany’s Next Topmodel” received a bomb threat during the show’s live finale, The Washington Post reports.
“Up to 10,000 people, including the host, had to leave the SAP Arena in Mannheim on Thursday night (05.14.15) 45 minutes into the broadcast of the TV show following the threat, which was received at approximately 9 p.m.,” the paper reports. “German website Spiegel.de has also reported the supermodel was approached during a commercial break by a man [who] claimed he was in possession of a bomb.”
Jury members from the show, along with Klum and her daughter Leni, were transported from the scene while the huge crowd was evacuated to a safe distance from the venue.
“Once everyone had been evacuated, police swept the building with aid of a specialist sniffer dog and discovered an unattended suitcase near the cloakroom,” The Post reports. “It was later revealed to not contain any explosives.”
The broadcast was suspended and plans were being made for an announcement in the next few days about the winner of the show.