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German TV show featuring Heidi Klum pulled off air after receiving bomb threat

German model and jury member Heidi Klum performs on stage during the German television casting show "Germany's Next Topmodel" in Mannheim, Germany, Thursday, May 14, 2015. The shows was abandoned after a woman called in a bomb threat.

German model and jury member Heidi Klum performs on stage during the German television casting show "Germany's Next Topmodel" in Mannheim, Germany, Thursday, May 14, 2015. The shows was abandoned after a woman called in a bomb threat.  (AP)

A live German television model casting show featuring model Heidi Klum was abandoned after a woman called in a bomb threat.

TV channel ProSieben abruptly yanked "Germany's next Topmodel" off the air Thursday night, initially citing "technical problems."

Police said Friday that an anonymous caller had phoned in a bomb threat to the venue, the SAP Arena in the southwestern city of Mannheim. Some 8,500 people were evacuated from the arena.

Officials then found a suspect suitcase near a changing room, but it turned out to contain nothing dangerous and the owner was quickly found. No other suspicious objects were found.

Klum tweeted: "Dear GNT fans, unfortunately the evening didn't end the way I wanted! Safety comes first!"

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