An ambulance packed full of explosives has been discovered parked outside the German national stadium, it is being reported. Security officials are said to have made the chilling discovery as Germany prepared to take on the Netherlands in an international friendly tonight. The match has now been cancelled as terror chiefs assess the situation which comes just four days after the Paris terror attacks which left 129 dead on Friday. The German national team was taken to a secure area of the HDI Arena in Hannover and had not entered the pitch, reports Kreiszeitung. It is thought the 'ambulance' was actually a truck disguised as an emergency vehicle. Pictures emerging from the scene show a large vehicle being taken away on a low loader. However it is not clear if the vehicle is the one suspected of being laden with explosives. A truck loaded with explosives was disguised as an ambulance and attempted to drive into the stadium in Hannover according to latest reports — Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) November 17, 2015 The match in Hannover was due to begin at 7.45pm GMT but a security alert saw the police step in at around 6pm to prevent it going ahead after authorities received "concrete information" about a bomb threat. An immediate threat and terror warning was extended to all of Hannover and a road block was put in place as the evacuation took place. Only a handful of spectators were reported to have been in the stadium at the time. Later police confirmed the game had been called off, and that an unidentified object had been found in the stadium. It is then thought police made the discovery of the ambulance. Local police told fans: "Please go home quickly without panic," according to local reports, 90 minutes before play started. Catering staff were reportedly told to leave without their coats, and journalists were refused entry into the stadium. Trains away from the stadium have been cancelled, with fans being told to move on foot. Many top German officials, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, were scheduled to attend the match to show they will not bow to terrorism. It is understood Ms Merkel was on her way to the stadium when she heard about the discovery and was taken immediately to a safe zone. The Germany squad have also been taken to an unconfirmed location with a police escort. Former Holland player Ruud Gullit wrote on Twitter: "I am now on the stadium of hannover for the game germany-holland. "They just suspended the game and are going to inform us why." Germany were playing France at the Stade de France on Friday when the stadium was targeted by terrorists as part of a series of coordinated attacks in Paris. BREAKING: police in Hannover now holding a man at gun point following stadium evacuation (via @Jeroen_Grueter) pic.twitter.com/p7trRvtLGa — Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) November 17, 2015 Three people died and several others were injured when two suicide attacks and a bombing occurred close to the national stadium during the friendly match on Friday night. Twitter reports that police are holding a man at gunpoint following the stadium evacuation . According to German publication Bild another arena in Hannover, the TUI-Arena, has also been evacuated. Music band Söhne Mannheims were set to play there this evening. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-...-ambulance-packed-6849876?ICID=FB_mirror_main ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Read from another source that bombs also found in a train station. Wow, europe is getting fucked up. And these countries are supposed to have the best intel agencies. They only found out at the last minute.