Today Police shut down and inspected a school linked to the Independiente football club due to a bomb threat by suspected football hooligans.
Claudio Ciancio, the club’s administrative secretary, reported that two employees of Independiente club were threatened there “would be a bomb concealed to explode in the morning,” by a self-identified male fan between 3pm-4pm yesterday.
Hooligans warned that unless flags carrying the colours of the club were returned to the Independiente fans, they would plant bombs in the school attached to the club. “If they don’t return the flags, we will make them fly,” the hooligans were reported to have said in Infobae.
A bomb squad raided the school around 8am this morning, looking for the device, but found nothing. Police are still preventing school children from entering the school.
The school, attended by 1400 children, is located on the crossroad of Alsina and Bochini, just metres from the stadium.
Relations between the BarraBravas (football hooligans) and club president, Javier Cantero, are becoming increasingly tense ever since he took leadership.
This evening, at 7pm, there will be a march to support Javier Cantero. The leader of the BarraBravas has organised a counter march an hour before at 6pm.
“The security agencies told us that they will take the necessary measures so that those who come will not suffer any problems,” said Caincio, talking about the march.