Zurich police have confirmed they were responding to a bomb alert at the venue where Fifa is hosting its widely-watched annual congress, amid a massive corruption scandal rocking world football’s governing body.
Zurich police spokeswoman Brigitte Vogt confirmed to that a bomb alert had been received at the venue, reports AFP.
“The police are there, ” she said, refusing to provide further details.
More media houses are reporting that Hellenstadion, the site of the 65th FIFA Congress, has been evacuated following the bomb alert.
FIFA were slated to commence their presidential electionsin the next two hours at the Congress. Only two nominees are running for the position, the four-time President Joseph Blatter and FIFA Vice President for Asia Prince Ali bin Hussein of Jordan.
The football governing body is going through a corruption scandal, as several of its senior officials have been arrested on a US federal corruption warrant Wednesday.