Police blow up bag left near Rio's soccer stadium

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Photo - A member of the Brazilian bomb squad examines a footbridge next a metro station where a bag deemed suspicious was left, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. The Brazilian bomb squad blew up the suspicious bag that was left near a metro station entrance close to the Maracana Stadium where the World Cup match between Germany and France was underway. The metro was reopened after the bag was detonated and before Germany beat France 1-0. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
A member of the Brazilian bomb squad examines a footbridge next a metro station where a bag deemed suspicious was left, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. The Brazilian bomb squad blew up the suspicious bag that was left near a metro station entrance close to the Maracana Stadium where the World Cup match between Germany and France was underway. The metro was reopened after the bag was detonated and before Germany beat France 1-0. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian bomb squad blew up a bag deemed suspicious that was left near a metro station entrance close to the stadium where the World Cup game between Germany and France was underway.

Associated Press journalists saw the events while authorities closed the metro station as a precaution.

The Federal Police said in a statement it investigated a bomb threat near Maracana stadium but that no explosive device was found. Further details were not provided.

Few people were near the metro station when the bomb squad acted because tens of thousands of fans were inside the stadium watching the game.

Some surrounding roads were also closed while the bomb squad investigated. The incident lasted about 20 minutes.

The metro was reopened after the bag was detonated and before Germany beat France 1-0.

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