Leeds’ Elland Road stadium evacuated, man arrested

Elland Road, its offices and the club shop were closed as police carried out checks after Leeds received a threat via social media.

Published : Mar 25, 2023 15:41 IST , LEEDS - 1 MIN READ

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: A general view of the stadium at Elland Road.
REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: A general view of the stadium at Elland Road. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES
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REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: A general view of the stadium at Elland Road. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

The stadium of English Premier League club Leeds was evacuated because of a security threat that led to the arrest of a man on Friday.

Elland Road, its offices and the club shop were closed as police carried out checks after Leeds received a threat via social media.

West Yorkshire Police said a 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident. The force said earlier that officers attended Elland Road “following reports of a security threat to the premises.”

The Premier League is on hold this week because of international matches.

Leeds’ next game is at Arsenal on April 1.

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