Members of the audience leave the SAP-Arena venue after the German television casting show "Germany's Next Topmodel" is cancelled in Mannheim, Germany on May 14, 2015.
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May 15, 2015 10:22 AM EDT

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. EDT)—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…

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