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Wrigley Field Bomb Threat Was Unfounded: Police

By Selena Fragassi in News on Aug 10, 2015 4:28PM

Empty stands at the September 3 game against the Mets.

After a bomb threat was reported at Wrigley Field this past weekend, Chicago police have confirmed that any threat to the public was unfounded.

“Following our game this afternoon, we received a bomb threat and took swift action to clear the few remaining fans, players, staff and media from the ballpark,” the Cubs said in a statement released on Sunday. “After a thorough search by law enforcement, no evidence was found to suggest this threat was credible.”

Sunday’s game against the San Francisco giants ended around 4:30 p.m., but police evacuated the few employees and media left in ballpark around 6 p.m. after a menacing call was relayed to Lakeview’s Town Hall police district. Officers used K9 dogs to search the area and concluded their investigation an hour later about 7 p.m. without any conclusive findings. The department has released no further details.

Sunday’s game culminated in a four-game sweep over the Giants with some saying the Cubs are in a prime position as the season wraps up—still let’s hope that call was not a notorious overzealous fan playing some kind of sick joke.

“We take safety at Wrigley Field seriously,” the Cubs statement continued, “and are working with law enforcement authorities to pursue the person who initiated this threat.”

The gravity of the situation unfortunately didn’t stop Twitter from lighting up with jokes on the matter.