BERLIN (Dispatches) - Police in Munich said Wednesday they were investigating a Greenpeace activist for “several offences” after the 38-year-old parachuted into the stadium before the Germany-France Euro 2020 match, injuring two people.
The widely condemned stunt, which Greenpeace said did not go as planned, was captured on camera shortly before kick-off on Tuesday evening.
The activist was seen flying over the stadium in Munich strapped to a yellow parachute microlight before apparently getting tangled in overhead camera wires.
He was thrown off course and narrowly avoided crashing into the stands before landing on the pitch among the players.
His parachute had “Kick out oil!” written on it.
The pilot, later identified as a 38-year-old from Germany’s Baden-Wuerttemberg state, was detained by police.
Police said two men were injured during the activist’s attempts to land. Both suffered head injuries and were taken to hospital.
There was no immediate update on their condition on Wednesday morning, a Munich police spokesman told AFP.