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'Germany's Next TopModel' Finale Cancelled After Bomb Threat

Heidi Klum was presenting the finale of Germany's Next TopModel.

Heidi Klum and thousands of others were evacuated from the live televised finale of "Germany's Next TopModel" after a bomb threat was made against the show.

Police said that an anonymous female called in the threat to the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany, at 9 p.m. local time on Thursday (3 p.m. ET) — prompting 8,500 people to be removed from the venue and cancellation of the finale's live broadcast.

Officials found a suspicious bag but later determined it was not dangerous, the Mannheim Police Department said in a statement. It added that the all-clear was given after a full search of the arena with sniffer dogs. The investigation to identify the caller was ongoing.

Broadcaster ProSieben said in a statement that it was "very relieved that nothing bad happened" and that organizers will determine Friday how to choose a winner for the competition.

Klum — who was hosting the show — posted a picture of herself on Twitter with the finalists from the competition, writing that: "the evening did unfortunately not end the way I wished for! Safety comes first!"

Audience members wait outside after leaving the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany, following Thursday's bomb threat.Uwe Anspach / Uwe Anspach/dpa/AP